Fairleigh Dickinson poll: Coons 53, O’Donnell 36

posted at 4:59 pm on October 6, 2010 by Allahpundit

There are actually two polls out today, one from FDU and the other from the University of Delaware showing Coons up 19, but the latter is a poll of … randomly selected Delaware adults. Why on earth would anyone spend good money to survey a sample as broad as that at this point in the campaign? We’re less than 30 days from the election, boys; from now on, it’s likely voters or bust.

FDU did confine its own poll to likelies, though. The last survey of likely voters in Delaware was by Rasmussen on September 26 and showed Coons up just nine points. Whether his lead is actually expanding or these FDU numbers are simply an outlier will depend, I guess, on what Ras comes up with later this week.

Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is actually better known to Delaware’s likely voters than Democrat Chris Coons: 93% say they have heard of Coons, while 97% say they have heard of O’Donnell. Nonetheless, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, Coons leads O’Donnell 53%-36% in the special election…

Democrats have largely united behind Coons: 85% say that they will vote for their party’s nominee. However, only 68% of Republicans say that they will vote for O’Donnell. Independents lean to Coons by 46% to 37%.

“Typically, Republicans are more loyal to their party than Democrats,” said Dan Cassino, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University and survey analyst for the university’s PublicMind research group. “This hesitation by Republicans is hurting O’Donnell.”

A few things here. On the upbeat side, remember that O’Donnell’s ad campaign is just starting to roll out and that she’s got tons of cash to keep it running. (In fact, FDU’s poll was concluded the day before her “I’m not a witch, I’m you” spot debuted.) The ad barrage and the debate between her and Coons a week from today will be all-important, obviously; if she’s still down by double digits 10 days from now, oh well. On the downbeat side, one thing not mentioned by FDU in its summary but worth flagging in the crosstabs is how much worse O’Donnell’s doing among women than men. Among male likely voters, Coons leads 50/41; among women, it’s 56/32. That’s strikingly similar to CNN’s poll of this race from a few weeks ago, which showed a roughly even split among men but a 29-point lead for Coons among female voters. The tea party’s favorable rating in Delaware is equally skewed: Overall it’s 34/48 but just 40/45 among men versus … 29/51 among women. In fact, the gender gap is much wider vis-a-vis views of the tea party then it is on abortion. In Delaware, 36 percent of both men and women describe themselves as pro-life compared to 51 percent and 56 percent, respectively, who say they’re pro-choice. We already knew that women voters generally tilt towards Democrats but they’re tilting waaaaay over towards Coons’s side in this state. And if that’s because they simply can’t stomach the tea-party paradigm of small government then I’m not sure what O’Donnell can say policy-wise to win them over.

As for the boldfaced stuff in the excerpt, some of those wayward Republicans are bound to come home on election day but the high name recognition for both candidates is worrisome. It’s one thing if blue-state voters are leaning towards the Democrat instinctively because they haven’t looked at the Republican yet, it’s another if they have looked at him/her and are leaning Democrat anyway. Here’s hoping Team O’Donnell’s got some killer ads in the pipe. Call Ladd Ehlinger, guys! Dale Peterson is standing by.


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Fairleigh Dickinson is obviously a RINO organization.

I noes Christine O’Donnell will win by 33-fabillion points on election night!!

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I hate to say I told ya so, but I told ya so.

Narutoboy on October 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Eh oh well, we can take the senate without her

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on October 6, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I think she should campaign in the pointy hat.

It can’t hurt….

Vashta.Nerada on October 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Sh*t.

amerpundit on October 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM

It isn’t over ’til the rotund woman warbles.

KinleyArdal on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

I’m still trying to figure out why they are sending Franken into Delaware if Ms. O’Donnell has no chance. Of course, I’m still trying to figure out how he would be helpful to Mr. Coons also.

Cindy Munford on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

However, only 68% of Republicans say that they will vote for O’Donnell.

These are like those Republicans who are forever telling conservatives to get behind whatever squish they throw out there for the sake of “party unity”.

ddrintn on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

You know, the counterintuitive guy in me tells me that a Dale Peterson gun-totin’ ad would be a hit in Delaware.

victor82 on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

I’m surprised she isn’t behind by 30 points after the amount of hit pieces out there. It’s a shame the media is too busy talking about her witch status instead of Coons socialist tax raising.

sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

I think she should campaign in the pointy hat.

It can’t hurt….

Vashta.Nerada on October 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Actually, at this point I’d go for it. Seriously. Halloween is coming up, it’ll draw light-hearted attention to her, and it may even help break the ice.

It’s not like she has anything to lose.

amerpundit on October 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM

OH NOES! We disregarded the polls and now we’re doooomed!

S. Weasel on October 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM

It’s not over until the obese woman soon to have her food taken away by the government because she’s now under ObamaCare sings.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM

It’s not over until the obese woman soon to have her food taken away by the government because she’s now under ObamaCare sings.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Damn, I’ve been one-upped!

KinleyArdal on October 6, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I’m surprised she isn’t behind by 30 points after the amount of hit pieces out there. It’s a shame the media is too busy talking about her witch status instead of Coons socialist tax raising.

sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

The media and fellow Republicans you mean.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Damn, I’ve been one-upped!

KinleyArdal on October 6, 2010 at 5:08 PM

:)

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM

hope she goes negative with all that $$$, no way people are going to vote for a bearded marxist. Shouldn’t Delaware know that bad business is bad for them?

joeindc44 on October 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Fairleigh Dickinson is obviously a RINO organization.

I noes Christine O’Donnell will win by 33-fabillion points on election night!!

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

A North Eastern University might be liberal? No!

In 1994, Fairleigh Dickinson University sued Christine O’Donnell, but I am sure that wouldn’t influence them either.

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

The media and fellow Republicans you mean.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Yeah, mostly fellow Republicans, many of whom regularly b1tch about “purists”.

ddrintn on October 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Don’t waste your money Christine, not when houses are at their rock-bottom prices!

Apologetic California on October 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

I’m surprised she isn’t behind by 30 points after the amount of hit pieces out there. It’s a shame the media is too busy talking about her witch status instead of Coons socialist tax raising.
sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

That’s up to the O’Donnell campaign to do. She needs to get up on her hind legs and run full on at Coons. Being spunky and cute only gets you so far.

44Magnum on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Win or Lose in DE doesn’t matter much. Christine O’Donnell will be another thorn in the side of Liberals.

hawkman on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Wow. What a referendum it is on Delaware when they would knowingly choose an avowed Marxist over an American.

Guardian on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I can poll a ham sandwich, and get Mondale elected President.

percysunshine on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

And the next poll will show that she’s lost support among witches, too.

Tres Angelas on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Think of this election as a trial run for Palin 2012. If O’Donnell can’t come close to a self-described Marxist in this environment, then Palin will not do much better if she runs. Like it or not, it’s almost impossible to win when the entire media complex has turned you into a joke.

pearson on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

O’Donnell has to make the point that the she will vote for lower taxes, less regulation and less spending. She must become a policy wonk and accentuate her knowledge and grasp of the issues. The future of our country is important. Who she dated in high school is not.

scrubjay on October 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

However, only 68% of Republicans say that they will vote for O’Donnell.

Or put another way. 32% of people in DE who call themselves Republican, don’t understand what the word means.

angryed on October 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

O’Donnell has to make the point that the she will vote for lower taxes, less regulation and less spending. She must become a policy wonk and accentuate her knowledge and grasp of the issues.

But that’s the tea party agenda, and like I said in the post, the women voters who are killing her right now don’t like the tea party. That’s her major difficulty at the moment.

Allahpundit on October 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

In 1994, Fairleigh Dickinson University sued Christine O’Donnell, but I am sure that wouldn’t influence them either.

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Nope. Not at all.

kingsjester on October 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Think of this election as a trial run for Palin 2012. If O’Donnell can’t come close to a self-described Marxist in this environment, then Palin will not do much better if she runs. Like it or not, it’s almost impossible to win when the entire media complex has turned you into a joke.

pearson on October 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM

The media complex wouldn’t be so bad if so many “conservatives” decided not to pile on. Yeah, it’s a trial run for Palin all right. The same GOP anal-retentives would be sniping at Palin in pretty much the same way.

ddrintn on October 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

In general, I trust the university-related polls much less than the private pollsters.

The one exception I can think of would be Quinnipiac and that’s because they’re good at predicting voting trends in a particular region of the country.

O’Donnell may lose, but I’m not going to take FD’s word for it.

teke184 on October 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Queue up the trolls…

davek70 on October 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Why on earth would anyone spend good money to survey a sample as broad as that at this point in the campaign?

Because it’s the University of Delaware, and they don’t know what they’re doing.

They should just stick to what they do right, which is mechanical engineering and not much else.

UltimateBob on October 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM

FDU had Christie down against Corzine while everyone else had him up by 3 to 4 points, just a month prior to his election. Now, I’m not saying that’s apples to apples, but we should wait for Ras. But outside that, do what you can to support her, if you’re so inclined.

Christie’s lead, which reached double digits in several polls over the summer, was four points in last week’s Quinnipiac University poll,, three points in last week’s Monmouth University poll, and he actually trailed Corzine by one point in the Fairleigh Dickinson University poll from this morning — the first time since February that Christie was not ahead of Corzine.

Weight of Glory on October 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

This is Mike Castles fault for not endorsing her.

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

These are like those Republicans who are forever telling conservatives to get behind whatever squish they throw out there for the sake of “party unity”.

ddrintn on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Exactly, they have really shown their true colors in these primaries. Both the candidates and their followers.

Yet they keep on attacking Social Conservatives as not being team players.

Daemonocracy on October 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM

This poll assumes Democrats will even come out of the house to vote on November 2. Pray for a blizzard!

joe_doufu on October 6, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Reporting from the front lines, I am here to tell you that there are Christine O’Donnell signs on lawns in northern New Castle County neighborhoods that are routinely among the most liberal in the state. I admit, I was surprised to see them.

There are even O’Donnell signs in front of houses just a stone’s throw from Joe Biden’s.

DaydreamBeliever on October 6, 2010 at 5:18 PM

This is Mike Castles fault for not endorsing her.

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Party unity, babayyyyyyy!!!!

This whole episode won’t be forgotten any time soon.

ddrintn on October 6, 2010 at 5:19 PM

According to this poll people in Delaware are hot for ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, killing our oil industry, EPA mandates, higher taxes and an armed civilian defense force.

Remind me to drive around Delaware next time I go north.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Or put another way. 32% of people in DE who call themselves Republican, don’t understand what the word means.

angryed on October 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

They are part of the Rove/Krauthammer/Castle wing of the GOP.

davek70 on October 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

FDU had Christie down against Corzine

By one point. That’s within the margin of error of those other polls.

YYZ on October 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

But that’s the tea party agenda, and like I said in the post, the women voters who are killing her right now don’t like the tea party. That’s her major difficulty at the moment.

Allahpundit on October 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Hence why we need to repeal the 19th amendment. Women voters are responsible for 2 terms of Clinton and 1 of Obama.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

This is Mike Castles fault for not endorsing her.

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

He certainly didn’t help.

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM

I’m surprised she isn’t behind by 30 points after the amount of hit pieces out there. It’s a shame the media is too busy talking about her witch status instead of Coons socialist tax raising.

sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Not to mention his shady deals with local developers, using taxpayer funds.

I support Christine, so let me say this:

WHY THE HECK ISN’T SHE RUNNING THIS IN HER ADS? She has two and a half million dollars to win this election, and she’s diddling around with her silly “I’m you” ads?

What the heck is going on?

UltimateBob on October 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Oh my. Oh dear. Oh Lord. What will we do.

rrpjr on October 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Question- Even in true blue CT the wrestling queen is kicking butt. I’m finding it hard to believe that O’Donnell is having such a hard fight against someone who isn’t and incumbent.

I don’t trust the poll numbers, as someone else pointed out if Coons is doing so well why are the dems pumping cash into the race and send Franklin in to stump for Coons?

gdonovan on October 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

But that’s the tea party agenda, and like I said in the post, the women voters who are killing her right now don’t like the tea party. That’s her major difficulty at the moment.

Allahpundit on October 6, 2010

Why is it the women in Delaware aren’t mad as Hell like everyone else?

JonPrichard on October 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

only 68% of Republicans say that they will vote for O’Donnell

The rest are worthless RINO scum.

SirGawain on October 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Maybe a commercial of her in a witch outfit (a real sexy one) and as a bearded Marxist, ask who the great voters of Delaware prefer.

WoosterOh on October 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Hence why we need to repeal the 19th amendment. Women voters are responsible for 2 terms of Clinton and 1 of Obama.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Don’t blame me! There are plenty of women out there with brains. They just happen to be Republicans.

sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Panic before the Storm,batton down the Hot Air hatch’s,
its gonna get alot rougher,but O’Donnell will ride this
political gale through,

me hopes!!

canopfor on October 6, 2010 at 5:24 PM

WHY THE HECK ISN’T SHE RUNNING THIS IN HER ADS? She has two and a half million dollars to win this election, and she’s diddling around with her silly “I’m you” ads?

What the heck is going on?

UltimateBob on October 6, 2010

I’m sure they have a strategy…probably a lot like the one that brought O’Donnell from down 22 points with two weeks to go before the primary vote. Delaware is a small state and word gets around quickly. It is frustrating to watch from afar though.

JonPrichard on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Hence why we need to repeal the 19th amendment. Women voters are responsible for 2 terms of Clinton and 1 of Obama.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Good luck to you with that little crusade, Pa Kettle.

Dark-Star on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Good luck to you with that little crusade, Pa Kettle.

Dark-Star on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Was this supposed to actually mean something? Or did you fall asleep on your keyboard?

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM

In college I had a prof who was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson. She always referred to it as “Fairly Ridiculous”.

oldleprechaun on October 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

If memory serves correctly she was down 17 the day after she won the primary and before the historical RINO vs “True conservative” cage much.
Doesn’t seem that the numbers have changed much despite all that.

Bradky on October 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

It’s proof that she is not a witch. If she were, wouldn’t she just cast a spell to make people vote for her? :-)

MississippiMom on October 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

They are part of the Rove/Krauthammer/Castle wing of the GOP.

davek70 on October 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Seriously? You’re going to group those three together?

That’s like grouping Palin/O’Donnell/Beck/Jonas Nightengale together.

Oh wait.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

The problem in Delaware, people, is that the government is the largest employer by big margins.

The other problem in Delaware is that what is left of private sector employment can’t support the big government anymore.

So, it’s probably the female teachers versus their small-business-owner husbands, when you come right down to it.

DaydreamBeliever on October 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

She will need to save some of that campaign money to live on just in case she looses.

lexhamfox on October 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

It’s proof that she is not a witch. If she were, wouldn’t she just cast a spell to make people vote for her? :-)

MississippiMom on October 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

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canopfor on October 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Jonas Nightengale together.

Oh wait.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Who?

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

It is frustrating to watch from afar though.

JonPrichard on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

It’s even more frustrating when you’re actually here in Delaware, watching her get slaughtered in the local press and not seeing her counterattack.

UltimateBob on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Seriously? You’re going to group those three together?

That’s like grouping Palin/O’Donnell/Beck/Jonas Nightengale together.

Oh wait.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Rove/K-Hammer are in the elitist wing.

Castle is in the liberal wing.

All three are in the establishment wing. Well, Mikey was, now he’s in the “unemployed” wing until he gets a cushy job somewhere.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Remember, though, it will still be the RINOs’ fault. Somehow.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Well, I was hoping to see her move up a bit, but she has been continuing to get bashed badly.

AnninCA on October 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Hence why we need to repeal the 19th amendment. Women voters are responsible for 2 terms of Clinton and 1 of Obama.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

You’re in good company. Anne Coulter said almost exactly the same thing in 2007. To quote her, “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.”

Tommy_G on October 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

So, instead of a RINO we’re going to have another Marxist in the Senate. That worked out just great.

“True Conservatives™,” the Obama agenda thanks you.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Remember, though, it will still be the RINOs’ fault. Somehow.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Yes

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

If memory serves correctly she was down 17 the day after she won the primary and before the historical RINO vs “True conservative” cage much.
Doesn’t seem that the numbers have changed much despite all that.
Bradky on October 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

But that can’t possibly be true. I was told by the true cons that deep-blue Delaware would fall in love with her ideological conservative schtick.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Remember, though, it will still be the RINOs’ fault. Somehow.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

1.Castle wouldn’t endorse her.
2.Rove trashed her for a solid week after her victory.
3.Krauthhammer trashed her for 3 days after her victory.

With “Friends & Allies” like these, who needs democrats?

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Hence why we need to repeal the 19th amendment. Women voters are responsible for 2 terms of Clinton and 1 of Obama.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Yep. Let emotion drive the vote and charm win elections and you wind up with a charming, emotional dictatorship.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Google it.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

So, instead of a RINO we’re going to have another Marxist in the Senate. That worked out just great.

“True Conservatives™,” the Obama agenda thanks you.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:35 PM

At least we know how the Marxist will vote….

sandee on October 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

“True Conservatives™,” the Obama agenda thanks you.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:35 PM

You ‘moderates’ put him into office so spare us the BS sniveling about what conservatives actions might do.

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Well I guess Rove and Krauthammer must be pleased with themselves. If the Marxist wins he should send them thank you notes.

Done That on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I don’t know why people are questioning how COD is hoarding her money when Coons is such a big fat libtard target. You already know the answer to that.

Apologetic California on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Google it.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Why? If they are such a nobody, then what makes them worth including in the list you posted?

sharrukin on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Okay, My problem is not the merits of Christine O’Donnell as a person and potential legislator. My big problem is that she has been in the past the designated sacrificial victim in races, like the last one against Biden, and may be a poorer ideological match with the Delaware electorate than someone not from Delaware could have seen.

Parties running sacrificial lamb candidates aren’t going to bust their butts to refute some wild tale about some candidate they never expected to win with. Yes, O’Donnell is well-known, but persuadable Delaware voters may still be stuck on some BS rumor from back when she was the sacrificial lamb against Biden. Something not even on our radars. Something utterly silly to reasonable people that could send college sociology majors into spasms of worry in the voting booth.

I am a Republican in a very blue part of the country, so allow me to give my perspective before you tar and feather me. What I suspect many Delaware Republicans were thinking when putting O’Donnell over the top was that the efforts of the out-of-staters could help boost O’Donnell over the top, despite her issues—and they are finding this not to be the case. The low numbers may reflect disillusionment, rather than a desire to stab a conservative in the back.

Sekhmet on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

She has to recover from the hit pieces by the MSM, and then the hit pieces by “Republicans”.
If the Republicans would have just kept their mouth shut…she would be much further along and a closer race.
But some Republican “leaders” had to shoot off their mouth…

right2bright on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Remember, though, it will still be the RINOs’ fault. Somehow.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I blame Karl Rove. /s

Hah! That’s funny, I wrote the above before I read portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM. I was kidding because blaming Rove (or any other “RINO”) for a 17% difference in the poll seemed so patently absurd to me that I wasn’t even going to put a “sarc” tag. I guess I was wrong.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

DE might go Democratic!

mankai on October 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Lets just wait and see… if she loses, I still say it will teach the GOP a lesson about foisting RINOs off on the electorate.

Queen0fCups on October 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Regardless of what happens in this race, Rove is not a “RINO” he is simply a RINO because he has been, is and will always be a Big Goverment Republican. The demise of the GOP falls squarely at his feet.

mankai on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

1.Castle wouldn’t endorse her.
2.Rove trashed her for a solid week after her victory.
3.Krauthhammer trashed her for 3 days after her victory.
With “Friends & Allies” like these, who needs democrats?
portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

They could have sang hosannahs about her.

Wouldn’t have made a single difference.

She’s got too much baggage, and that state is just too blue.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Hah! That’s funny, I wrote the above before I read portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM. I was kidding because blaming Rove (or any other “RINO”) for a 17% difference in the poll seemed so patently absurd to me that I wasn’t even going to put a “sarc” tag. I guess I was wrong.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

If Castle, Rove and K-Hammer had worked to make this a close race, the Dems would have been forced to spend money in DE. Now they can write it off as a landslide and spend more in CT, WA, NV, and other vital places.

Thanks guys!

Good Solid B-Plus on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

The Mike Castle Fan club is worth 19 points in the Delaware general election? I don’t think so.

Delaware voters are 19 percent more liberal than voters not from Delaware? I think we are closer to an answer here.

Sekhmet on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Question: If this is really Rove’s and Krauthammer’s fault for influencing voters to not vote for O’Donnell, aren’t they stupid to begin with? Is that the kind of voters True Republicans(TM) really want in their electorate? Stupid voters.

Ian on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I was kidding because blaming Rove (or any other “RINO”) for a 17% difference in the poll seemed so patently absurd to me that I wasn’t even going to put a “sarc” tag. I guess I was wrong.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

The momentum of a candidate on election night, who just unseated a long standing Senator, could have put O’Donnell in a very good position.

But not 20 minutes after her win, one of the most important voices in Republican (Not conservative) circles trashes her on live Television, for close to 10 minutes in 2 different segments.

Yes I think Rove sabotaged O’Donnell out of pure frustration.

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM

She has to recover from the hit pieces by the MSM, and then the hit pieces by “Republicans”.
If the Republicans would have just kept their mouth shut…she would be much further along and a closer race.

right2bright on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

No. No she wouldn’t be “further along in the race.” She’s running in a far left state. She’s running in a state where Castle is considered rather conservative. The vast majority of Delawarians hate and fear real conservatives.

That’s what Rove said, that’s what Krauthammer tried to tell people. But instead of listening to the truth, the “TCs” want to blame them when what they predicted happens. This is why Rove was so angry, not because he hates O’Donnell, but because he knew he was watching Republicans throw away a possible majority in the Senate. I would think that that would drive any “True Conservative” out of his mind. Again, I guess I was wrong.

29Victor on October 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM

That UoD poll?

Remember this is the university that requires a brainwash crash course for their students.

Sir Napsalot on October 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM

If,gawd forbid,there is RINO inflitration….then
ugharoo,it’ll be another F” #$#%^&^*(&^%$ ing do over,

RINO Purge Part Deux,er wait,actually,that would be
Part Three…… …..(sarc).

Or,(Americans)We The People are watching YOU real close!

Btw,Doom/Gloom,buck up,nobody has voted yet!!

canopfor on October 6, 2010 at 5:47 PM

They could have sang hosannahs about her.

Wouldn’t have made a single difference.

She’s got too much baggage, and that state is just too blue.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Oh please. You’re saying Castles refusal to endorse and the back stabbing of Rove and Krauthammer had no impact?

Is that what you’re saying?

darwin on October 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM

They could have sang hosannahs about her.

Wouldn’t have made a single difference.

She’s got too much baggage, and that state is just too blue.

Vyce on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

If the race would have been within 5-7 points in Coons Favor, the democrats would have been dumping money into Delaware and had another battle front to have to fight.

This is chess, not Candyland. Although the Peppermint Forrest sounds good about now.

portlandon on October 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM

3.Krauthhammer trashed her for 3 days after her victory.

How did Krauthammer “trash” her?

Jon0815 on October 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

What surprises me in the FDU poll are two things,

(1) it is dead even in Kent/Sussex counties;
and
(2) the largest voting block in DE, the Independents, break for Coons more. Which bucked the national trend.

Take this poll number and hmmmmmmm (reserve my judgement).

Sir Napsalot on October 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Piff………………….

University of Deleware has Coons…89 points up,
I mean,19,ya,Smart Power in projection action!!(sarc).

canopfor on October 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Mike Castle is probably the only kind of Republican who had a chance of winning in a liberal state like Delaware (Obama got 62% of the vote).

But how would people feel when they saw him cross the aisle, which he would do, to vote against repealing Obamacare. Or to vote in favor of a so-called “moderate” Obama supreme court nominee to replace Scalia or Kennedy? How do you think he would vote on reigning in entitlements like S Chip (health care for the children!)?

I would just as soon have a Democrat left-liberal as a brand-diluting “wet” Republican.

chris999 on October 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM

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