Will Vice President Joe Biden’s former US Senate seat go Republican? According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, signs point to yes. Republican Mike Castle leads Democrat Democrat Chris Coons 49% to 37%. A GOP win in Delaware will represent yet another Republican US Senate pick up in the 2010 midterm elections. RCP has Delawareleaning Republican and set to be a GOP victory come this November. The loss of the Delaware Senate seat will be a crushing blow to VP Biden and Obama.
Delaware’s U.S. Senate race is basically unchanged from last month, with Republican Mike Castle again earning less than 50% support. But, still, the longtime GOP congressman holds a 12-point lead over his Democratic opponent.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Castle picking up 49% of the vote, while Democrat Chris Coons gets 37% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
The GOP primary takes place September 14 between Castle and Christine O’Donnell.
Conservative activist Christine O’Donnell, who is challenging Castle for the GOP Senate nomination in a September 14 primary, now runs 10 points behind Coons. The Democrat gets 46% of the vote to O’Donnell’s 36%. Ten percent (10%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. Last month, O’Donnell was running virtually even with Coons, 41% to 39%.