The new Monmouth University poll
of the Delaware Senate race has Democrat Chris Coons's lead over Republican activist Christine O'Donnell shrinking, but Coons is still ahead by ten points.
The numbers: Coons 51%, O'Donnell 41%. The survey of likely voters
has a Â±4% margin of error
. In the previous Monmouth poll from just over two weeks ago, Coons led by a wider margin of 57%-38%.
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From the pollster's analysis: "While Coons still has the advantage, it has to be uncomfortable knowing that O'Donnell was able to shave 9 points off his lead in just two weeks. The interesting thing is that while her vote total has risen, the majority of Delaware voters still say she is unqualified for the post."
The TPM Poll Average
gives Coons a lead of 55.2%-37.7%.