Two new polls out of Delaware have Democrat Chris Coons trouncing Republican Christine O'Donnell in the race for Joe Biden's old seat -- not surprising news, but news that Democrats are excitedly alerting the media to in the great search for a Democratic Momentum story.
The University of Delaware Poll , of 901 "residents," had Coons easily defeating O'Donnell by 19 points. When "leaners" are included, the Coons lead grows to 24 points.
I can hear you asking, "but isn't a likely voter screen more useful than a poll of residents? The Farleigh Dickinson Poll, of 801 likely voters,
has Coons up
17 points on O'Donnell, 53-36 -- and the pollster reports that Mike Castle, had he beaten O'Donnell in the primary, would be beating Coons by 14 points.
At this point, unless something radically changes, O'Donnell's playing a role more similar to that of Dale Peterson than that of, say, Rand Paul -- she's a fascinating story, but not a likely senator.
Related: FDU has Democrat John Carney
winning the race
for the state's open House seat (Castle's seat) by 15 points.