October 29th, 2010
11:59 AM ET
12 years ago

Poll shows surge for O'Donnell in Delaware

(CNN) - A surprising new Senate poll in Delaware shows Republican Christine O'Donnell may be in striking distance of Democrat Chris Coons.

According to the new survey from Monmouth University, the surprise Republican nominee is only 10 points behind Coons, drawing 41 percent of the vote. In a previous Monmouth poll conducted two weeks ago, O'Donnell trailed by 19 points.

But the latest Monmouth survey differs substantially from two other recent polls, including a Farleigh Dickinson survey released Thursday that showed a 21-point advantage for Coons and a CNN/Time poll released earlier this month that indicated a 19-point lead for Coons.

The latest Monmouth poll surveyed 1,171 voters between October 25-27 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Check out the latest polls in the CNN Polling Center

Filed under: Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Polls
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. TSUNAMI WARNING: Expected loss of Socialist DemocRATS EXTENSIVE

    It would be SOOO SWEEEET to see her pull this out and rub it in the face of people. The leftist DemocRATS have shown just how despicable they are with their treatment of women in all these races.

    October 29, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. willard bullock

    Christine donnel would kick out of chris coons

    October 29, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Me

    So you mean to tell me that within a week, Coons, who had a 20+ lead on Christine O'Donnel in the polls, has had that lead dwindle to a 10 point lead and this is after more than one debate where Christine O'Donnel made a complete fool of herself.


    October 29, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. C Smith

    Yeah, right. I can't wait until Tuesday when all the little Palin endorsed candidates lose momentously. If only that would keep us from seeing her again.

    October 29, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. stevetall

    Proving once again that there are a lot of not-smart people in Deleware! Come on, America. Don't vote for the same Republican schmucks who destroyed our economy in the first place. Geez. Are we really as stupid as the rest of the world thinks we are?

    October 29, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. aatami

    Well, it's highly doubtful that this dimwitted ignoramus will be elected but if she is then that only means she is truly representative of the majority of the population in Delaware which is in fact far more frightening.

    October 29, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. V

    God Help Us!!

    October 29, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    This poll is Halloween special

    October 29, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Check out the story on Gawker regarding her strange promiscuity and alcohol abuse. The pictures prove it true.

    "Murkowsi 'shameful,' Palin says at rally for Miller"

    And Jabberwocky Barbie is shameless. Your point? Next...

    October 29, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Well, there goes the neighborhood. Really.

    October 29, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. PA Moderate

    if Delaware elects this nut...that's it...I am moving to France. OMG, Americans are so stupid...

    October 29, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. Ritchard

    How do three polls, showing a candidate 10, 19, and 21 points down, put her in "striking distance"?

    October 29, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. Mike

    You have got to be kidding me. She's a nut job. At least she wont need a limo to get around in, she can fly her broom.

    October 29, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  14. Gale

    Maybe a lot of people got sick and tired of the Democratic low down tricks and under handed politicking. When you throw so much mud, some of it is going to stick on you!!

    October 29, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  15. curtther

    Stop all the lies. Their trying phony I slep with her note. So can get simpathy from other women. Just like that other fool from S.C. What a joke. Were not going to fall for it.

    October 29, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  16. bb

    Please dear God will this country come to its senses.

    October 29, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Maybe... just maybe... women are sick and tired of seeing their sisters being TRASHED by democrats and the obviously left-leaning media. I know I am. What they've said about this woman is despicable. Behar... Maher... and the rest of you so-called "intelligent" and "civilized" liberals... you listening? You will be come next Wednesday morning.

    October 29, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  18. Dave

    The people of deleware are trolling america for more attention. They actually have no intention of being representated in congress by her

    October 29, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. FatSean

    Delware deserves this half-wit as their representative in the Senate, that is for sure.

    October 29, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  20. Left Leaner

    Just what we need. A Senator - O'Donnell - who dabbles in witchcraft, doesn't know the US Constitution and has no knowledge of world or current affairs. HELP!!!!!

    October 29, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  21. Fair is Fair

    "Check out the story on Gawker regarding her strange promiscuity and alcohol abuse."

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha... fishing for bottom feeders on tabloid gossip sites. You've sunk to new lows.

    October 29, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. Riley

    Focus on her policiy ideas and she easily beats Coons. Maybe the voters have finally stopped listening to the liberal media. Coons will not talk about his record. He only wants to try to discredit O'Donnell. He seems like a snake to me.

    October 29, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  23. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    Well, I guess total morons deserve representation in the senate. I am only surprised that there are so many of them clustered in Delaware.

    October 29, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  24. hehehe

    this shows how dumb Rethugs are, they elect people like Palin, Bachhman, Odonnell, wow way to go. Delware, atleast elect a candidate who knows what is constitution means, even if it is rethug I dont mind but some one with some brain left.

    October 29, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  25. geecee

    Who exactly are the mudslingers?? The Dems. don't need to throw mud, the Repugs just speak and mud spews out! No one is attacking the tbagger women who are running for national office in the mid-terms. They are doing it to themselves by just speaking like airheads. There is absolutely no substance to their angry, hate-filled rants. No one needs to point this out, they expose themselves for what they are – know-nothing dimwits!!! And I am a female.

    October 29, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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