Exit polls are rarely even close to accurate. And with a one point differential in this case, no one can really claim to know what the result would have been with Castle as the candidate, particularly in the absence of a Castle campaign which would have changed the outcome to be sure. Democrats are more apt to answer exit polling according to experts. So this 1 point difference really says nothing.
but I could care less.....they had a choice between a decent person and a ruling class elitist and they choose the elitist..
I would have loved to see her win but ..
She seemed to be a professional runner. She ran for other seats and lost and I think the republicans had it with her. The Tea Party looking for a new face, her looking for another run embraced each other. The Tea Party a relative babe in the woods made tremendous gains this election but also took some hits. We should all learn as much from the wins as losses and move ahead. Before supporting a candidate we must vet them as hard as their opponents will. Even in loss we win, think of the money and time that the Democrats wasted to make sure they would win.
That's my understanding.
That one percent difference was based on voters' reaction to O'Donnell. It's difficult if not impossible for people to put aside what they actually heard and saw and felt and answer a question based on what didn't happen.
The fact that the exit poll was so close months after Castle dropped out of the picture, suggests that he could possibly have pulled out a victory if he'd won the primary.