Delaware Senate Race: Republican Castle Up 56%-27% Over Dem

Wow. Rasmussen reported today that Republican Mike Castle leads likely democrat Chris Coons 56% to 27% in the Delaware Senate race:

A first look at Delaware’s U.S. Senate race following Beau Biden’s decision not to run shows why Democrats were hoping Biden would enter the race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Delaware voters shows longtime GOP congressman Mike Castle leading New Castle County Executive Chris Coons 56% to 27%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.

The survey was taken Monday night following the announcement by Biden, the state’s Democratic attorney general, that he will not run for the Senate. In October, Castle led Biden 47% to 42% in a hypothetical match-up for the seat Biden’s father, now the vice president, held for 36 years.

The younger Biden’s decision, coming just after the upset GOP Senate win in Massachusetts, still took Democrats by surprise, particularly in a state that has trended blue in recent years.

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