Most think Coons won UD debate, poll shows

    Very few voters say the debate caused them to switch their support from one candidate to another.

    A poll done by SurveyUSA for the University of Delaware following Wednesday night’s debate shows most voters thought Chris Coons (D) won the debate over Christine O’Donnell (R).

    The survey of more than 800 Delaware voters who watched the debate showed that 56% thought that Coons won the debate, while only 29% thought O’Donnell won.  Fifteen percent said there wsa no clear winner.

    Even though Coons  won was seen as the winner, the debate doesn’t appear likely to have a major impact on how Delawareans will vote.  Only 2% of voters say they switched their support from one candidate to the other because of the debate.

    You can find the complete survey results on the University of Delaware’s website,

    Rasmmussen Reports is also out with another poll of the Delaware Senate race which shows Coons leading O’Donnell 51% to 40%.  That’s closer than a SurveyUSA poll done for the University of Delaware before Wednesday’s debate which showed Coons leading O’Donnell 54% to 33%.  The results from the latest Rasmussen poll are similar to a poll done three weeks ago when Congressman Mike Castle (R) was still contemplating a write-in campaign.

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