New poll shows big Castle lead in DE Senate race

    Rasmussen survey of likely voters shows Republican Congressman Mike Castle 21 points ahead of his Democratic opponent, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons.

    The latest poll looking at the race for U.S. Senate in Delaware shows Republican Mike Castle with a comfortable lead over Democrat Chris Coons.  Rasmussen Reports’ survey of likely First State voters finds Castle leading Coons,  by 21 points, 53% to 32%.

    8 percent of those polled favor another candidate, while 8 percent remain undecided.  The margin of error is 4.5 percentage points.

    The new numbers are actually a slight improvement for Coons.  In October, before announcing his candidacy, Coons, currently New Castle County Executive,  trailed Castle, Delaware’s lone congressman, 56% to 27%  when Rasmussen used Coons as a hypothetical candidate against Castle.

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    Rasmussen’s latest survey finds Castle running strong among independents.  He leads Coons 69% to 12% among voters with no party affiliation and more voters surveyed  had a favorable impression of Castle than they did of Coons.  65 percent viewed Castle very favorably or somewhat favorably.  Coons was viewed favorably or somewhat favorably by 43 percent of those polled.

    Castle also owns a 2-to-1 advantage among male voters and a 14 point lead among women, according to Rasmussen.

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