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Another poll shows Castle ahead in Senate race

Friday, February 26th, 2010

U.S. Representative Mike Castle (R) leads New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) in a  Research 2000 poll done for the liberal website Daily Kos.  Castle got support from 53% of those polled compared to 35% for Coons.  Twelve percent were undecided, and the poll had a margin of error of 4%.

Castle got strong support from independents, with 61% of their votes, compared to 27% for Coons.  Castle also gets more support from Democratic voters than Coons gets from100226mepollRepublicans.  The poll shows just 6% of Republican voters support Coons, compared to 24% of Democrats who support Castle.

The results nearly match the poll done by Rasmussen Reports earlier this week.  That poll showed Castle with a 53% to 32% lead over Coons.  Eight percent were undecided, and the poll had a margin of error of 4.5%.

The Daily Kos poll also asked voters their opinions on the race for Delaware’s lone seat in the U.S. House.  Democratic candidate John Carney holds the lead against every Republican he was pitted against in the poll.  Carney leads Republican candidate and political newcomer Fred Cullis 50% to 26%, with 24% undecided.

Voters were also asked how they viewed Carney versus several hypothetical candidates.  Carney held his own against former state senator Charlie Copeland, with a 46% to 29% advantage.  He also fared well against Ferris Wharton, the man who narrowly lost the race for Attorney General to Beau Biden in 2006.  Carney held a 45% to 35% lead over Wharton with 20% undecided.

600 likely voters were polled by phone from February 22 -24.

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