The new Fairleigh Dickinson poll of Delaware again finds that Democrat Chris Coons is cruising to a landslide victory over Republican activist Christine O’Donnell. And again, we find that the GOP would have probably won this thing if they had nominated the moderate Congressman Mike Castle.
The numbers: Coons 57%, O’Donnell 36%. In the previous Fairleigh Dickinson poll from early October, Coons led by 53%-36%.
As for a Castle-Coons matchup, the GOPer Castle leads by 54%-33%, up from a 50%-36% lead int he last poll. Then again, you have to wonder if Castle now has a crucial advantage in polls these days, bound to give a candidate a boost in this anti-establishment political environment: He’s not actually running for office anymore.