Survey USA: Coons 54, O’Donnell 33

posted at 3:55 pm on October 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

Worth flagging if only because this is the last comparison point we’ll have before tonight’s debate blockbuster. I’m searching for the silver lining in the crosstabs, but … help me out. The pollster’s reputable, the sample is enormous and limited to likely voters, and it’s right in the same range of all the other numbers we’ve been seeing lately — except a bit worse. (This is the first poll, I think, to put the margin at +20.) It was also taken over the last few days, which means the effect of her “I’m not a witch” ad is probably priced in. And it’s consistent with another trend we’ve seen in the Delaware polling, namely, that it’s women voters, not men, who are responsible for the bulk of Coons’s lead. Among men, O’Donnell trails here 49/41; among women, it’s 58/25. There’s a number worth crunching for Nate Silver or Mark Blumenthal or some other statistician with time on his hands today. Is there any wider gender gap in any race this year than the Delaware Senate battle?

The silver linings, I guess, are (a) she’s still sitting on a pile of money with which to fund ads, and of course (b) turnout. Two years ago, Biden crushed O’Donnell thanks to a partisan breakdown of 48D/31R/21I. Hopenchange fee-vah was high, so Democrats were motivated. Survey USA’s sample predicts turnout this year at 44D/30R/22I, which surely ain’t happening. There’s bound to be more Republicans in the pool this time with tea partiers enthusiastic and no Obama at the top of the ticket. The thing is, there’d have to be many, many, many more to dent a 15-20 point lead, especially since O’Donnell wins the GOP vote only by a relatively narrow 64/19 margin (Coons, by comparison, takes Democrats 81/10). So there’s your “what to expect” checklist for tonight’s debate — lots of talking points aimed at winning women and the centrist Republicans in Castle’s base. Castle himself could help in that regard, of course, but … he’s not going to. Quote:

Nine-term Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, who lost his state’s Senate GOP primary, said Wednesday that he won’t endorse a candidate in the general election…

“No, I’m not going to endorse anybody in that particular race, not because of the competence of any of the candidates, but because the primary I went through was very nasty in a variety of ways, both politically and personally, and I’ve just declined to get involved in that,” Castle told CNN’s John King in an interview to air Wednesday evening.

Translation: “I’m a sore loser.” At the very least, we’ve gotten some tasty Taiwanese animation out of this race. It’s mostly a goof on O’Donnell, but enjoy the salute to Harry Reid’s “pet” near the end. Open thread for the debate coming at around 7 p.m…


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Told ya so.

Narutoboy on October 13, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Open thread for the debate coming at around 7 p.m…

Why?

lorien1973 on October 13, 2010 at 3:57 PM

The only silver lining that I see is that she isn’t a witch.

tommer74 on October 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM

“No, I’m not going to endorse anybody in that particular race”

Definitely a sore loser, but it could be worse. He could be endorsing the Democrat as we saw in Mass.

Esthier on October 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM

The silver lining is that the patriotic people of Delaware will be represented by a slightly less irresponsible person in the U.S. Senate than they might have. Hey, take what you can get…

Enrique on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Great! Delawarians must be hot for ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, Card Check, open borders, billions more illegals and super high taxes.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I still think she’ll win.

Oink on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

She’s not going to make up 21 points between now and election day. Oh well…

joejm65 on October 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM

lorien1973 on October 13, 2010 at 3:57 PM

So no one has to drink alone.

Bee on October 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Why?

lorien1973 on October 13, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Lol….

joejm65 on October 13, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Great! Delawarians must be hot for ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, Card Check, open borders, billions more illegals and super high taxes.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

And then they call O’Donnell the crazy one.

the_nile on October 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Translation: “I’m a sore loser.”

\

Yes because anyone who spreads false rumors about an opponents sexuality and gay baits them should always receive an endorsement. I don’t care if it was Mike Castle or Jim Demint, the same thing would have happened with anyone who cared about their family. STFU.

Zaggs on October 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

The debate is tonight,I’ll bet O’Donnell crushes coons. Anyone who wants to laugh at her should be looking at that great group of dems we already have and think again!

tim c on October 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

The problem is that in Delaware Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. Even if Republican turnout is 100%, O’Donnell can’t win unless she gets a majority of Independents and at least a few Democrats, or Democratic turnout approaches zero, which isn’t likely either.

rockmom on October 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

I like her, but I can’t see any way she pulls this out.I’m more concerned with the Alaska race. Everything but the kitchen sink is being thrown at Miller by Murky and the Dems. It seems every media outlet is helping spread the hits. Can’t believe Murky would vote with the Republicans if she wins.

sandee on October 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to activists to find good candidates to back. She’s not one. Not that Castle was either. This reminds me of Arizona where someone like Jeff Flake or John Shadegg could have offed McCain and won the seat going away, but the only person to challenge him was a doofus.

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Great! Delawarians must be hot for ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, Card Check, open borders, billions more illegals and super high taxes.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Since every polled showed Castle beating Coons in the general, no, they’re not. They just don’t want O’donnell representing them.

Zaggs on October 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

The Battle of Alamo was, not just a loss, but a slaughter. Even so, how important was it to the ultimate cause of Texas independence? Just sayin’…

Knott Buyinit on October 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I thought Rep. Castle was pretty funny complaining about the nastiness of the primary campaign. His side called Ms. O’Donnell everything but a child of God and he got called a RINO, moderate and a liberal. Oh the horrors!!

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Gloating Dems, here’s your little sparkly. Go play with it over in the corner.

And stay out of the way, will you? The Republican-controlled House (and Senate?) has lots of work to do.

Bat Chain Puller on October 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM

And then they call O’Donnell the crazy one.

the_nile on October 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

No kidding.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Exactly. She’s not high caliber. She’s not a Dino Rossi, Carly Fiorina or Marco Rubio.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on October 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Win some loose some. Let Delaware have their Bearded Marxist.

We need to concentrate on Nevada and Alaska.

The Chewbacca Defense on October 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Maybe Coons will be leashed and collared and led onstage by Harry Reid.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 4:07 PM

For conservatism.

;-)

Good Lt on October 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Time for a irrational, defensive rant from Mark Levin.

swamp_yankee on October 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM

She floated … during her dunking.

BowHuntingTexas on October 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM

The silver linings, I guess, are (a) she’s still sitting on a pile of money with which to fund ads

How is this a silver lining? It is millions that would have best been spent elsewhere on candidates that actually have a chance, like Rossi, Raese, or Fiorina.

Mark1971 on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to activists to find good candidates to back.

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

It’s not over yet. O’Donnell has the chance to turn her image around tonite. If she doesn’t blow Coons out of his leash and collar and gain some points then yeah, it’s probably over.

I’m a little optimistic that she can improve her standing.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

coons is better than castle… It’s closer than you think!!! Don’t give up on this yet!

WhatsRight on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

The only thing that can help her…is some obama magic !

Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to activists to find good candidates to back.

they are too busy running around with early purity tests to think of such matters

runner on October 13, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

They are.

tetriskid on October 13, 2010 at 4:11 PM

I hope she wins, but I am more tired of pulling the lever while holding my nose (cough McCain). I understand that there isn’t a perfect candidate, but enough of this Dem-Lite crap. Time to take a stand and articulate what you believe in…even if you lose.

search4truth on October 13, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

did you hear the one about obama blaming Fox News and Limbaugh for his low poll numbers ? hilarious !!

runner on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Partial credit for her low numbers has to be placed on the irresponsibility of those two. What moronic ass-holes.

I was always ambivalent about Rove but now he kinda irks me.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

91 % of Democrats are behind Coons.

67% of Republicans are behind O’Donnell.

Thanks Elite Establishment Republicans for taking a competitive race and making it all about yourselves.

portlandon on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

If Delaware wants their state, and country to continue hurdling down the mudslide to economic ruin, then by all means, go with Coons. Obviously that’s what they want.

I won’t feel sorry for them, and God forbid I ever speak to one, and hear them whine. You reap what you sow. Same goes to any state, that wants to continue onto decline of this great nation.

capejasmine on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Yeah, it’s all their fault…. LOL.

Boxy_Brown on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Great! Delawarians must be hot for ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, Card Check, open borders, billions more illegals and super high taxes.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Give them time. They’re on the same learning curve as California and New York.

Doughboy on October 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

And Rossi is down 15 in Washington according to the latest poll. I bet you believe that one. Wait, he is not O’Donnell.

WoosterOh on October 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Partial credit for her low numbers has to be placed on the irresponsibility of those two. What moronic ass-holes.

I was always ambivalent about Rove but now he kinda irks me.

you are so right, you can’t just listen to Rove and Krauthammer and get things done !

runner on October 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

It’s a bit odd that given all the Senate races there are, that this one somehow warrants so much more attention than the others. It doesn’t in my mind.

I’m for O’Donnell. But if she loses, it most certainly will not vindicate RINO suppoters, as it is the RINO’s that have compromised this nation into its current sorry state of affairs.

chalons on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

The real problem with O’Donnell has nothing to do with her ability to parrot GOP and Tea Party slogans. It is her. She as all but admitted to making false claims on her campaign finance reporting. How is using campaign dollars illegally for personal gain all that different from tossing low income scholarships to your family (a Dem corruption)?

We don’t need another politician who does not own up to her/his improper actions. Geez, the Dems are so packed full with that same nonsense already. She is and was a failed candidate. The odds were there could be a lot more given how the Tea Party was tapping into citizen grass roots for new standard bearers.. The GOP and Tea Party should be proud there was only this one lemon in the mix. All the rest are stellar.

AJStrata on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

They just don’t want O’donnell representing them.

Zaggs on October 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Preferring the pro-Obama marxist, of course. Brilliant people, these Delawarians.

Midas on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Translation: “I’m a sore loser.”

True. Could be worse. Could have run third party. Not that anyone in this race would ever do anything like that.

MadisonConservative on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Only reasons she is behind are because:

1) the Republicans trashed her and created the image she is now stuck with – and used by her opponents and the media…… see it in the support by Republicans at only 64%

2) women… what is with the women? do they resent she is good looking? is there a self hate by women for women candidates? this is not the first time we have seen women gravitate to the male, even though the male is the dolt. Could it be because after everything, most women think they are inferior to men?

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

She’s not high caliber. She’s not a Dino Rossi, Carly Fiorina or Marco Rubio.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on October 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Not.

Even.

Close.

JohnGalt23 on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

What can one say about a state that elected Biden . . . on the other hand, that probably says it all.

rplat on October 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

And Rossi is down 15 in Washington according to the latest poll. I bet you believe that one. Wait, he is not O’Donnell.

WoosterOh on October 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

One poll, with a clearly flawed sample.

O’Donnell is getting creamed in the last five polls. Five. One of which was conducted by aGOP polling firm.

Rossi’s campaign is in a dead heat. O’Donnell’s campaign is in a hearse.

JohnGalt23 on October 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

At the risk of annoying people, is anyone aware that during the debate between Col. West and his opponent that some financial irregularities came into the open?

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/10/1867263/klein-west-debate-turns-nasty.html

I have no problem donating to Col. West, financial problems are not limited to the young and inexperienced.

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

That Rossi poll is from Elway, a shady operation, and its an outlier. Rassmussen had Rossi up one yesterday.

This O’Donnell poll is not an outlier. There have been FOUR Delaware polls in two days:

SurveyUSA – Conns +21
Fox-Rasmussen Coons +16
Magellen – Coons +18
Monmouth – Conns +19

swamp_yankee on October 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

“No, I’m not going to endorse anybody in that particular race, not because of the competence of any of the candidates, but because the primary I went through was very nasty in a variety of ways, both politically and personally, and I’ve just declined to get involved in that,” Castle told CNN’s John King in an interview to air Wednesday evening.

Someone got some sand in their private parts. Wah.

Midas on October 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

If roadside signs are any indication of juice, Coons has about none and CO has enough.

Not a prediction, just an observation.

Hey JohnGalt, remember the weasels in Braveheart who road off when the fighting started?

Akzed on October 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

This is where she has been all along. The focus has been on her. Tonight, the race begins. Now Coons introduces himself to Delaware. Should be interesting.

joepub on October 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Only reasons she is behind are because:

1) the Republicans trashed her and created the image she is now stuck with – and used by her opponents and the media…… see it in the support by Republicans at only 64%

2) women… what is with the women? do they resent she is good looking? is there a self hate by women for women candidates? this is not the first time we have seen women gravitate to the male, even though the male is the dolt. Could it be because after everything, most women think they are inferior to men?

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

If that were true, Kelly Ayotte would be losing. Bill Binnie’s liberal Republicans trashed her, as did Ovide Lamontagne Tea Party Republicans. As did the Democrats

She’s a woman. She ran 3 against 1. She’s winning because she is a good candidate and a good fit for New Hampshire.

swamp_yankee on October 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.

silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

They called it the way they saw it. And… el surprize… they were right. And for this, “true conservatives” curse them.

Where I come from, being right is usually a pretty good defense.

JohnGalt23 on October 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

I’d like to offer my congratulations to Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer.

Your campaign appears successful.

applebutter on October 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

If roadside signs are any indication of juice, Coons has about none and CO has enough.

Not a prediction, just an observation.

Hey JohnGalt, remember the weasels in Braveheart who road off when the fighting started?

Akzed on October 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Castle pumpers are busy getting ready for Obama in 2012.

tetriskid on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Hey JohnGalt, remember the weasels in Braveheart who road off when the fighting started?

Akzed on October 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Hey Azked, remember Henry V, when the French chose a half-wit to lead their troops?

JohnGalt23 on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Tried to tell y’all Delaware is full of liberals….

Seriously, if you want an (R) win in Delaware, and you don’t want a RINO, you gotta be smart about it:

1) Pick a really good candidate. Not that there’s that much wrong with O’Donnell—but as the previous sacrificial lamb, there was going to be un-refuted BS out there. I really think Delaware conservatives could have done better.

2) If your only real choice is kind of a loose cannon, work with it early and often, Exempli gratia: Sharron Angle.

3) Give the conservative some time to get introduced to the people. Think this way: Sociology profs tell their pothead students that the Republican candidate is coming for their bongs. How long does it take for them to forget to vote? About six months. Six MONTHS not six WEEKS.

4) Pick a race where there is a liberal incumbent who has managed to cheese off even their own liberal electorate. Nobody would have given Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, or even Ronaldus Magnus his very own self a second look had their liberal opponents not worn a palm mark in the faces of even their most liberal supporters.

Sekhmet on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

And that’s the way it is… until Nov. 3rd.
Randy

williars on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Not too confident she can turn those numbers around. Castle should suck it up and endorse, but we’ve seen how “moderate” Republicans behave when the results don’t go there way.

changer1701 on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I couldn’t open the link, but was this related to an earlier story I heard about tax issues while he was deployed? If so, it sounded like he addressed the issue quite a while back, that his opponent knew this and yet used the matter to misleadingly imply he still owed the IRS – and giving out West’s SS# on a mailer to boot!

Firefly_76 on October 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to activists to find good candidates to back.

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

The establishment gave us Crist, Murkowski and Castle. Activists gave us Rubio, Miller and O’Donnell. Activists are more in need of a reminder? Really? Gee, sorry we’re not perfect. Let me know when the establishment bats above .000.

Ronnie on October 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

91 % of Democrats are behind Coons.

67% of Republicans are behind O’Donnell.

Thanks Elite Establishment Republicans for taking a competitive race and making it all about yourselves.

portlandon on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Yep, that’s the story here.

Funny how when a RINO gets nominated, all of us conservatives are supposed to fall in line and support them (which we have done numerous times, see Specter et al.)

But when the RINO don’t get the nod, the “moderates” vote for the Democrat.

I for one have had enough. And the “nominate-a-RINO-to-win-in-blue-states” argument is dead. Look at Mark Kirk (RINO extraordinarie) in IL, who is now falling behind the mobster Democrat in the polls.

Norwegian on October 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Only reasons she is behind are because:

1) the Republicans trashed her and created the image she is now stuck with – and used by her opponents and the media…… see it in the support by Republicans at only 64%

This could account for being down by 5 at best. The other 15 points are because Delaware is full of liberals.

2) women… what is with the women? do they resent she is good looking? is there a self hate by women for women candidates? this is not the first time we have seen women gravitate to the male, even though the male is the dolt. Could it be because after everything, most women think they are inferior to men?

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

The silliest thing about the idea of “women’s liberation” is that some women have exchanged domination by a male who sees her as daughter or mate for the government, who sees her as a milch cow for votes.

Sekhmet on October 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Firefly_76 on October 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Apparently he has had Homeowners Association problems (good for him) and credit card problems. The IRS problem was cleared up but the newspaper stated that he didn’t have documents to verify. My point is that things happen to even people who have a good salary, good reasons and plenty of experience in the world.

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Am I the only one thinking the new comment box at HotAir is going to fail on big comment threads?

blatantblue on October 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Well hopefully she has raised enough campaign money to pay her staff this time and also buy a bigger home.

Apologetic California on October 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

It is interesting that Tea Party candidates that lose, like DeVore, Stutzman,& Ovide all support the nominee. Yet Castle, Bennett, MurCowski, Specter, Crist, Bennett, etc…throw a temper tantrum.

BTW, why no hammering on the lies of Kirk on his military service. Seems much worse then any lies O’Donnell has told. And if we lose the senate, it very well may be because we selected a RINO in IL.

Also O’Donnell is playing a very valuable part. No one talks about Angle, Paul, Miller & Toomey being extreme anymore.

jmell7 on October 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM

ASK yourself this… How would the 2010 elections be had the US elected a RINO for President?
Then why/ how could you ever support a RINO?

Indian Outlaw on October 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

What’s happening in little Illinois? Last I saw it flipped with the mobster ahead because all we talk about here is little Christine.

Marcus on October 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Thanks Rove. Thanks Krauthammer. Hope both are satisfied.
silvernana on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Don’t leave out Allah… He did a bang up job on her as well…

CCRWM on October 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Yup, running O’Donnell rather than Castle was a move of supremely idiotic proportion and gave the Democrats a free house seat that they don’t even need to spend a dime to get and that the Republicans couldn’t buy with all the money in the world.

So rather than getting 50% of something, the Republicans end up with 100% of nothing.

Sheeesh.

crosspatch on October 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Ultimately, there was a reason Mike Castle kept winning and that was the makeup of the Delaware voter.
In a low turnout primary election you can get winners that don’t rate in the general election because in deep blue states the leftist is the default favorite- you need a Scott Brown type candidate who is smart,articulate and has no real baggage.
It’s too high a bar for her unless Coons helps her out tonight or she can really crush him- neither likely, sadly.

jjshaka on October 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM

What’s happening in little Illinois? Last I saw it flipped with the mobster ahead because all we talk about here is little Christine.

Marcus on October 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Nobody cares about a mob banker. I

It’s more important to constantly attack the Republican nominee in DE.

tetriskid on October 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM

I just don’t care what the polls say. I do want her to win but if she doesn’t I’m totally happy to have excised the Liberal in our Midst, Mike Castle.

I’m sending her some more money today and will send her the same amount a week after the election, win or lose. Why? Because we are in the battle for the soul of our nation and when one flank is weakened you do what you can to shore it up.

JonPrichard on October 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Christine O’Donnell is the Alvin Greene of the GOP, but nowhere near as honest.

Hahahahaha. Now if you teabags can just convince her to run with Sarah for Prez/VP, we’ll be all set for 2012.

How I love to see your wingnuts try to accommodate this charlatan.

bifidis on October 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Let these democratic enclaves keep their slavemasters like Coons, Brown, Frank, etc. Let em’ continue to allow these career politicians to burn their economies to the ground

Opposite Day on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

The establishment gave us Crist, Murkowski and Castle. Activists gave us Rubio, Miller and O’Donnell. Activists are more in need of a reminder? Really? Gee, sorry we’re not perfect. Let me know when the establishment bats above .000.

Ronnie on October 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Actually, the People gave us Crist, Murkowski and Castle. They all won their primaries and general elections. Things may have changed, but this notion that there is some conspiracy of “establishment” elites is stupid. They were voted in by the people.

People in Delaware like Mike Castle. Its a fact. Deal with it. Its a moderate state with moderate voters. They liked Murkowski too – before she refused to accept defeat. And Crist just fooled everybody.

If the people are the establishment, then long live the establishment. Why are people suprised that states with a liberal to moderate electorate elect people who conform to their views. Its called democracy.

The elites are the select out-of-staters, who fancy themsleves “leaders” of a leaderless Tea Party movement, create messes in states they don’t respect or know anything about. They push terrible candidates and if they lose, they jsut wipe their hands and go back home. Its not worry to them. They dont have to live with Coons for six years.

swamp_yankee on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Am I the only one thinking the new comment box at HotAir is going to fail on big comment threads?

blatantblue on October 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Between that and the new cache, it’s getting harder and harder to keep a dialog going.

Ronnie on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

So rather than getting 50% of something, the Republicans end up with 100% of nothing.

Sheeesh.

crosspatch on October 13, 2010

There’s your error. With Castle we had -50% of something!

JonPrichard on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Sekhmet on October 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Perfectly stated.

Bee on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

I’m sending her some more money today and will send her the same amount a week after the election, win or lose. Why?
JonPrichard on October 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Why are you even proud that you’re going to deprive Angle, Rubio, and other Tea Party candidates of your money? It doesn’t make any sense.

Apologetic California on October 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Senator O’Donnell! Can’t wait! It’ll be a glorious election night!

JellyToast on October 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Only reasons she is behind are because:

1) the Republicans trashed her and created the image she is now stuck with – and used by her opponents and the media…… see it in the support by Republicans at only 64%

yep, Karl turned on the hurricane machine and caused poor little Christine to do all those things in the past.

2) women… what is with the women? do they resent she is good looking? is there a self hate by women for women candidates? this is not the first time we have seen women gravitate to the male, even though the male is the dolt. Could it be because after everything, most women think they are inferior to men?

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

women see through grifters with a pretty smile much faster than men

windansea on October 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

If Delaware wants to run off a cliff by electing coons then so be it…..let them run off a cliff. Let them live with their choice and see how there life will be in 6 yrs…

A vote for coons is another vote for Liberalism

hawkman on October 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Let these democratic enclaves keep their slavemasters like Coons, Brown, Frank, etc. Let em’ continue to allow these career politicians to burn their economies to the ground

Opposite Day on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Actually, these enclaves were more than happy to rid themselves of slavemasters, until O’Donnell came along.

Apologetic California on October 13, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Indian Outlaw on October 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

If Mac won, my guess we’d be doing well. We’d be coming out of the recession because he at least wouldn’t have spent us bankrupt. Also, he would have beaten Pelosi on the tax cuts fight, so I think we would have had a good year either way. Though, probably not the sea change we’ll have this year.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on October 13, 2010 at 4:44 PM

bifidis on October 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Regardless of what happens in Delaware, I believe we “wingnuts” will be laughing loudest and longest on Novemember 3. So yuck it up fuzzball.

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

There’s your error. With Castle we had -50% of something! JonPrichard on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Castle gave more to the dems than 50% of his votes. He gave them the patina of “bi-partisanship.”

No more.

Akzed on October 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM

I think it is fine that Castle lost…he’s part of the problem.

Things like this may have long term impacts…like maybe liberal R’s maybe won’t be so in your face liberal…maybe they will actually be Fearful of the right wing.

Maybe they won’t play the part of a royal and let the Republic decline into a third world state.

If we don’t change now, what’s going to happen in 50 or 75 years…we must all have a vision…Castle’s vision was to serve his whole live as a career pol.

r keller on October 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM

women see through grifters with a pretty smile much faster than men

windansea on October 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

So thats why they supported Obama….

the_nile on October 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Cindy Munford on October 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Thanks for the info. I agree financial issues are not a deal breaker, in and of themselves. Anyone can fall on hard times. It’s how they are handled that speaks to the character of the person.

Firefly_76 on October 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I’m searching for the silver lining

The silver lining already happened when Castle was defeated. Whatever happens now, there will be one less Democrat trying to masquerade as a Republican in the Senate and gumming up the works.

Luka on October 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM

swamp_yankee on October 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

So the people elect RINOs in primaries, but if a conservative wins, then it’s a conspiracy. RINOs all won their primaries. And what did O’Donnell do? Oh, well that’s those darn elites or something. But Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich the GOP are just us common folks. Uh huh.

Ronnie on October 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Yeap Coons got this race so the dems can just sit home on election day. there is no reason to rush to the polls coons got this going away. enjoy your dinner don’t worry about this…

One more thing. Coons sits immediately so cap and tax is on the table for the lame duck session…..

and i doubt the bus tax cuts will get through a Coons senate..

unseen on October 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I’m on her side. I think there may be a surprise on election evening. Just a feelin’. I’m waiting for the debates then I’ll start crying in my beer if need be. Stranger things have happened. And if they want a Marxist, well, it’s their state but he’ll be marginalized anyway.

NJ Red on October 13, 2010 at 4:52 PM

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