The O’Donnell campaign relies on one Rasmussen poll from the early summer in which she had a small lead over Coons. It does not acknowledge that the next poll, taken in August, well before the September primary, showed Coons 10 points ahead of her. The O’Donnell campaign’s claim that “had the NRSC and State GOP backed O’Donnell after the primary, like Sen. McConnell did with Rand Paul Kentucky’s Senator-elect, we may have seen the victory that the poll predicted” is ridiculous.