Delaware Senate: Coons Won Debate, Maintains Lead Over O’Donnell

Not surprisingly, two new polls out today show that Wednesday’s debate doesn’t seem to have had any impact on the Delaware Senate race.

First, a post-debate poll from the University of Delaware shows voters saying that Coons won the debate by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. The poll also shows only 2% of those surveyed saying that the debate caused them to change their mind about how they were supporting in the race.

Second, a new Rasmussen poll shows Coons maintaining the same eleven point lead he had three weeks ago. The poll also shows Coons with a 54/39 favorable/unfavorable rating, while O’Donnell has a 39/56 favorable/unfavorable rating.

This race is over.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Mike says:

    It was over the moment Michael Steele decided to make an example of her.

    The Ruling Class doesn’t take kindly to being held accountable.