Little change in Delaware Senate poll

    In the race to fill Vice President Joe Biden’s former Senate seat, Mike Castle holds an 11-point advantage in a new poll.

    Republican Congressman Mike Castle continues to hold a double-digit lead over Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.

    The survey of likely voters shows Castle earning 48 percent of the support, while Coons gets 37 percent.

    The race changes little from a month ago when Castle held a 49 to 37 percent advantage. However, it is the third consecutive month support for Castle fell short of 50 percent. Prior to July, Castle earned between 53 and 56 percent support.

    In a hypothetical match up between Coons and conservative Republican Christine O’Donnell, who is challenging Castle for the GOP Senate nomination in next week’s primary, Coons holds a 47 to 36 percent advantage.

    Last month, Coons held a similar 46 to 36 percent lead over O’Donnell after the candidates were virtually tied in July.

    The poll has not done a Castle-O’Donnell head to head matchup.  First and whyy.org/delaware will have conversations with the candidates on the issues surrounding the race available through primary day and into the general election.  WHYY also invites you to set the tone for the general election.  Come join our citizen voices forum set for this month in Middletown, Dover, and Wilmington.

    Like voters across the country, the Rasmussen survey shows a majority in Delaware (51 percent) say economic issues are most important in determining how they vote.

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