Next month, Delawareans (Delawarese? Delaweirdos?) will go to the polls and cast a ballot for either a witch or a Marxist. This, of course, stands in stark contrast to Senate races in other states, where voters are selecting from the more traditional choices of a shithead or a dickhead. On last night's Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi traveled to The First State to better understand this unique race.
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So, let me get this straight: Delaware Republicans decided to go with the lady who is almost certainly going to lose the general election over the guy who was almost certainly going to win? Did anybody explain to the people how the system works? They are actually aware that it's a vote and not a yelling/racist t-shirt contest, right?
The numbers: [Chris] Coons 53%, [Christine] O'Donnell 42%. The survey of likely voters has a ±4.5% margin of error. In the previous Rasmussen survey from two weeks ago, Coons led O'Donnell by 46%-36% — Rep. Mike Castle, the moderate Republican who O'Donnell defeated on Tuesday, led Coons by 49%-37%…
From the pollster's analysis: "The Delaware race is now viewed as Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. This marks a remarkable turnaround in a race that at the beginning of the month was rated Solid Republican and was on track to be a GOP pickup.
Please also bear in mind that Rasmussen is pretty a conservative polling outfit, and that Chis Coons is a guy whose last name is "Coons."
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