Skip to comments.O'Donnell Gains 8 Says Rasmussen; Hannity Appearance Helps
Posted on 10/15/2010 3:47:05 PM PDT by Delacon
A brand new post-debate Rasmussen poll has Christine O'Donnell trailing Democrat Chris Coons by only 11-points, 51%-40%, picking up eight from the pre-debate Monmouth University poll that had her trailing by 19 points, 57%-38%.
The Rasmussen poll is a startling development in a race that has taken an unusual twist in the last 48 hours. It puts Coons perilously close to sinking under the 50% margin. O'Donnell won 150,000 votes in a 2008 Senate bid against then-Senator Joe Biden when Biden was also running for vice president, which in today's climate could be enough to win.
Appearing on Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday, O'Donnell reacted to Hannity's questions about the position of the GOP establishment towards her candidacy. Without missing a beat O'Donnell slammed the National Republican Senatorial Committee for deliberately undermining her campaign during the primary -- and once victory was in hand balking on the needed resources on the grounds that everywhere else was more important.
This attack drew the usual Inside the Beltway gasps. What observers missed is that something else is happening as a result of the O'Donnell-NSRC problems.
Whatever O'Donnell thinks of the NRSC, this entire election has become one very big D-Day style invasion by average Americans of every last Establishment or Ruling Class redoubt in the country that's accessible by ballot box.
And O'Donnell's attack on the NRSC -- initially seen as standard-issue Insider politics that no one cares about beyond the Beltway -- has come to symbolize O'Donnell's, and voters', disdain for The Ruling Class. In essence, what is ordinarily a deeply obscure Insider's Washington institution -- the NRSC -- has become only the latest punching bag on the receiving end of candidates furious blows against this or that Establishment institution.
This approach is clearly reflected in O'Donnell's startling gain in the Rasmussen
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This is lousy reporting. She has not gained 8 points, because they are comparing results from different pollsters. She has actually LOST GROUND since Rasmussen last polled this race.
Nah, exposing Coons in the debate for the prissy, lying, whiner he is didn’t do a thing. Democraps know that women can’t do anything on their own, why else would they keep the National Organization of Whores.
This is one race that I want us to win the most. She’s been the brunt of so much ridicule.
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I agree she needed to change the narrative. Attack the ruling class. It worked for Palin, didn’t it?
“the NRSC — has become only the latest punching bag on the receiving end of candidates furious blows against this or that Establishment institution.”
Hehehehe. They have that right. I got an email today from the NRSC asking for a donation and in the return email I let them know in no uncertain terms why I was donating. The names O’Donnell and Miller were mentioned in my return email. There names were not mentioned in the NRSC email but other Senatorial candidates were.
So what was the margin the last time Rasmussen polled it?
She is unchanged from the last Ras poll.
Interesting - from Rasmussen:
“Coons posted a similar 49% to 40% lead three weeks ago when Congressman Mike Castle whom ODonnell defeated in the state GOP Primary was still pondering a write-in candidacy. Five percent (5%) supported Castle at that time. Castle has since announced that he will not run but has not endorsed ODonnell, a conservative activist.”
The poll you are thinking about was a three way race. In the old poll of just the two against the new poll against just the two ODonnell has gained big time!
“And O’Donnell’s attack on the NRSC — initially seen as standard-issue Insider politics that no one cares about beyond the Beltway — has come to symbolize O’Donnell’s, and voters’, disdain for The Ruling Class. In essence, what is ordinarily a deeply obscure Insider’s Washington institution — the NRSC — has become only the latest punching bag on the receiving end of candidates furious blows against this or that Establishment institution.”
Amen to that, but they should add in the State GOP as well. The extremely dirty campaign that Tom Ross and Mike Castle ran against Christine, I think, disgusted republicans, independent and maybe even some dems to the point where she’ll pick up some votes based on sympathy for her and spite for Castle and the state party.
It definitely won’t help her to have “Rove” moments no matter what the intention. We need this seat, let’s get the positive out there and help her get over the line.
I know, someone’s going to come back and ask if I just want to put my head in the sand and ignore the facts, my answer is yes. I don’t want to hear negatives on this race, we’ve heard enough. Save the bad news for the Democrats and let’s get behind our candidates.
I have a feeling that I should DVR the entire evening of MSNBC’s Election Night coverage. This is going to be an entertaining night folks, especially if this race is close.
all good points. I want this win!
If Delaware voters are smart they'll vote for her just so they have at least one Senator who is awake and part of the majority ruling party.
From Rassmussen today: “Democrat Chris Coons holds an 11-point lead over Republican Christine ODonnell in Delawares U.S. Senate race following the candidates debate Wednesday night.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Coons earning 51% of the vote, while ODonnell draws 40% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”
And from the Monmouth Poll: “The numbers: Coons 57%, O’Donnell 38%. The survey of likely voters has a ±3.5% margin of error.”
Please get your facts straight before you piss on someone’s thread. It really kills any enthusiasm we are trying to generate.
every consultant, staff member of the NRSC needs to be run out of town on a rail. Cornyn needs to drop down and kiss the feet of all the new R sentors he fought so hard to defeat....then go away.
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