Castle extends lead over Coons in latest poll

    Republican Mike Castle builds on his lead over Democrat Chris Coons in the latest Rasmussen Poll in the special election for Delaware’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.

    Republican Mike Castle builds on his lead over Democrat Chris Coons in the latest Rasmussen Poll in the special election for Delaware’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.

    The latest poll of 500 Delawareans conducted April 29 shows Castle gets support from 55% of those polled, while Coons gets just 32%.  Coons’ number is the same from a similar poll conducted in February, while Castle’s number is up by three percentage points.

    Castle also has a sizable lead in voter’s impressions of the candidates.  Castle has a very favorable or somewhat favorable impression with 65% of voters, while 48% of voters had a very or somewhat favorable impression of Coons.  That could be due to the fact that Coons, as a New Castle County leader is less well known in the southern portion of the state, compared to Castle who has won numerous statewide races as Congressman and Governor.  Fourteen percent of voters surveyed said they were not sure about their impression of Coons.  Only 3% were not sure about Castle.

    There are a handful of other candidates in the running, although none with the name recognition of Castle or Coons.  Only 7% of those polled said they would support “some other candidate” in the race.

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