A blue wave? UD poll shows big leads for Biden, Coons, Rochester, Carney

A blue wave? UD poll shows big leads for Biden, Coons, Rochester, Carney

Democratic statewide candidates and presidential nominee Joe Biden hold commanding leads, according to a University of Delaware poll. The findings from the Center for Political Communicationis closely watched, since the state is rarely polled, due to its size and lack of competitive races. To the surprise of few, The UD Center for Political Communication poll shows that 54 percent of likely voters in Delaware say they will vote for Biden, while 33 percent support President Donald Trump, the Republican nominee. “The poll results confirm that Biden is the heavy favorite to win his home state’s electoral votes,” said Professor Paul Brewer, research director of the UD Center for Political Communication. “Biden’s margin in Delaware is also consistent with a seven to eight-point national lead for him.” In Delaware, Biden leads Trump by more than a two-to-one margin among women. The presidential race is much closer among men as well as among Kent and Sussex County voters. Trump carried both Kent and Sussex in 2016. The numbers are comparable for Delaware Gov. John Carney who holds a 29-point lead in his race for reelection. Among those polled, 55 percent support the Democratic incumbent, while 26 percent of likely voters say they’ll cast their ballot for the Republican nominee and political newcomer Julianne Murray. Murray, a Sussex County lawyer is part of the Reopen Delaware movement. She sued the governor over restrictions. Despite the presence of a female opponent Carney has a 40-point lead among women with a 15-point lead among […]

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