October 13th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

CNN/Time Poll: O'Donnell down 19 points in Delaware Senate battle

CNN Political Unit

(CNN) – Hours before they meet in their first debate, a new poll indicates that Democrat Chris Coons holds a large lead over Republican Christine O'Donnell in the Senate battle in Delaware, a race that has captured national attention.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, 57 percent of likely voters in Delaware support Coons, the executive of New Castle County, with 38 percent backing O'Donnell, who scored a major upset last month when she defeated Rep. Mike Castle to win Delaware's GOP Senate nomination.

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  1. Jason

    Coons was pretty evasive in the debate, but is at least capable of answering questions. O'Donnell's sole purpose was to try and discredit her opponent. She keeps referring to Coons as a career politician, but do we really want someone with no real experience?

    October 14, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  2. LJ

    Please tell me what a reponse regarding evolution has to do with a political debate. I'd rather know a candidate's perspective on how they will contribute to make things better for their constituents. Tired of all the bashing. Bring something positive to the table if you want my vote.

    October 14, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  3. John Roscoe

    This still means that 38% of Delware voters are drawn to a vapid, ignorant, dishonest candidate- and are proud of it. I wonder in raw numbers how many people fit this profile in Delaware?

    October 14, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  4. charles.Richard

    O'Donnell show lack of inexpirience and antagonistic altitud, she could not make any meaningfull solution she was just busy attacking Chris which means that she has notting to offer to the people of delaware,Chris is more calculated and makes more sense ,She just remined me of the ex governor of Alaska who always talk off point,

    October 14, 2010 at 2:13 am |
  5. Meg

    I agree that O'Donnell doesn't make sense when asked a question. Especially when asked two questions that are similar but subtly different, she returns to the party line. Coons just sounded more intelligent, and responsive, to the questions asked by the moderators, and the random stats thrown at him by O'Donnell. Wow... His response to the question on abortion was amazing.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:29 am |
  6. Ron

    I watched the debate and concluded that Chris O'Donnell is not fit be a US Senator. She provided canned, slogan type answers that required her opinion. It was obvious she didn't have a handle on the issues and unprepared to debate at a level required for the office she's seeking. Her facial expressions during the debate was a clear indication she was uncomfortable and lacked confidence when asked to respond in detail. She is not ready for the floor of the Senate!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:26 am |
  7. Bob

    Christine O'Donnell is a useful national joke. During this period of economic uncertainty it's a blessing to have her running. It serves as a useful comic distraction from all the ills of the country. I say give us more incompetent, uneducated, self-aggrandizing politicians. If people like her win national office we will deserve the kind of government they bring to the national stage.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:13 am |
  8. Annie Kate

    Hope Chris Coons lead gets bigger. Christine O'Donnell doesn't make sense. I watched her on Wolf Blitzer and he asked her a very straight forward question about evolution and she couldn't answer it in a satisfactory manner. She is more evasive than a politician who has served for a long time.

    October 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  9. lorraine

    Saw the debate and I think Coons won. O'Donnell kept making faces and came across as very disrespectful. Coons is the best choice to win.

    October 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm |