2:02 PM, Oct 29, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A Monmouth poll from two weeks ago showed O'Donnell trailing Coons, 38% to 57%. But a new Monmouth poll, released today, shows Christine O'Donnell trailing Chris Coons by just 10 points, 41% to 51%. The poll finds that O'Donnell is now in the lead with independent voters--47% to 42%. Democrats are supporting Coons by an 85% to 10% margin, while Republicans are supporting O'Donnell by only a 71% to 19% margin--perhaps not the most surprising result for a state where a quarter of Republicans voted for Obama in 2008. The new poll is in line with a Rasmussen poll from mid-October that showed O'Donnell down by 11 points.
The Monmouth poll finds a huge gender gap as well, with O'Donnell winning male voters 48% to 43%, but losing female voters 57% to 34%. A gossip website launched a vile attack on O'Donnell yesterday. But perhaps the smear will backfire and make Delaware surprisingly competitive.
12:02 PM, Sep 27, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
It is possible that a write-in campaign by Congressman Mike Castle could hurt Democrat Chris Coons more than Republican Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware campaign for U.S. Senate.
11:19 AM, Sep 21, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Via Allahpundit, a new Fox News poll of 1,000 likely voters, conducted September 18, shows Christine O'Donnell trailing Chris Coons 39 percent to 54 percent in the Delaware Senate race. Voters express support for smaller government, and they also want to repeal Obamacare--50 percent to 43 percent--a position Mike Castle held but did not highlight in the GOP primary.
10:49 AM, Sep 16, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Democrat Chris Coons holds a double-digit lead over Republican hopeful Christine O’Donnell in the first Rasmussen Reports post-primary survey of the U.S. Senate race in Delaware.
Coons earns 53% of the vote to O’Donnell’s 42%, with leaners included. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
He didn't learn the lessons of earlier primaries.9:45 AM, Sep 15, 2010 • By FRED BARNES
Mike Castle might have been a wonderful general election candidate in the Delaware Senate race. But he ran a terrible campaign in the Republican primary, which is why he lost to Christine O’Donnell, a Tea Party favorite.
Talk radio host won't say if he's troubled by Christine O'Donnell's unsubstantiated claims of burglary.12:52 PM, Sep 13, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Talk radio host Mark Levin is not very happy with my report yesterday on Christine O'Donnell's $6.9 million gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, a conservative group called the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In the 2005 lawsuit, O'Donnell alleged that ISI caused her to suffer severe "mental anguish" by demoting and firing her. O'Donnell also falsely implied in the lawsuit that she was taking master's degree classes at Princeton.
Moderate Delaware GOP Senate candidate talks Obamacare, Bush tax cuts, judges, and more.1:59 AM, Sep 13, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
About an hour before the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released a new poll Sunday night showing moderate congressman Mike Castle trailing conservative activist Christine O'Donnell, 44 percent to 47 percent, in the Delaware GOP Senate primary, Castle predicted, in a most understated way, that he would win on Tuesday.
...and falsely implied she was taking master's degree classes at Princeton.11:50 AM, Sep 12, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Court documents obtained Saturday by THE WEEKLY STANDARD reveal surprising new details about the gender discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Christine O'Donnell in 2005 against her former employer, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative non-profit based in Delaware.* O'Donnell, who is now challenging moderate congressman Mike Castle in the September 14 Delaware GOP Senate primary, sought $6.95 million in damages. In a court complaint, she extensively detailed the "mental anguish" she suffered after allegedly being demoted and fired because of her gender. And, although she didn't have a bachelor's degree until this year, O'Donnell implied she was taking master's degree classes at Princeton University in 2003.
Palin's batting average is .667.5:18 PM, Sep 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In light of Sarah Palin's endorsement of Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate primary, it's worth recalling that she hasn't always endorsed winning candidates. According to the Washington Post's Palin Endorsements Tracker (TM), 20 Palin-backed candidates have won, 10 have lost, and 13 haven't faced voters yet.
But Palin has weighed in six times in GOP Senate primaries.*
4:17 PM, Sep 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
No direct quote from Sarah Palin yet (update: audio here), but on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon, Palin apparently endorsed conservative activist Christine O'Donnell in her campaign against moderate Congressman Mike Castle to be the Delaware GOP Senate nominee. Sean Hannity tweets: