Christine O'Donnell Surges to 21 Points Behind Chris Coons

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Oct. 28 2010 1:33 PM

Christine O'Donnell Surges to 21 Points Behind Chris Coons

The Christine O'Donnell surge continues , with Farleigh-Dickenson (sad irony, it's her alma mater) finding Chris Coons... building on his lead in the Delaware U.S. Senate race. The poll of 797 likely voters, conducted from 10/20 to 10/26, has Coons holding a 47/37 favorable unfavorable rating, and O'Donnell holding a 30/48 favorable/unfavorable rating. And the trendline:

Chris Coons (D) - 57% (+4)
Christine O'Donnell (R) - 36% (+0)

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This comes after O'Donnell called Coons's 2-point uptick in a Rasmussen poll a surge for her, and credited it to the prayers of supporters. Supporters: Stop praying!

More seriously, this is going to make for an odd election night. The Delaware race, one of the most-covered campaigns in the country, will be decided very early on election night for the Democrats. And it won't have any relationship to the Republican routs in other states.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.