Yet another poll of the Delaware Senate race, this one from Monmouth University
, shows Democratic nominee Chris Coons with a landslide lead over Republican nominee Christine O'Donnell.
The numbers: Coons 57%, O'Donnell 38%. The survey of likely voters
has a Â±3.5% margin of error
. There is no prior Monmouth poll of this race for direct comparison.
The poll shows O'Donnell with a favorable rating of only 31%, with 58% unfavorable. By contrast, Coons is in much healthier territory at 50%-33%. The poll also found only 35% saying that O'Donnell is qualified to be a Senator, with 57% saying she is not
qualified, compared to Coons at 64%-25%.
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And just for fun, the poll found that Rep. Mike Castle, the establishment-backed moderate who O'Donnell defeated in the Republican primary, has a 56%-29% favorable rating. Other polls have consistently shown that Castle would have led Coons in a general election, while O'Donnell is seriously trailing. (This poll did not test a hypothetical Castle vs. Coons match-up.)
The TPM Poll Average gives Coons a lead of 57.2%-37.8%.