DE-Sen: Delaware Voters Prefer Republicanism To Nepotism
by Todd Beeton, Tue May 05, 2009 at 12:12:38 PM EDT
A new Susquehanna poll shows that if Republicans can recruit Delaware At-Large Congressman Mike Castle to run for Joe Biden's former Senate seat, he would destroy the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe's son (and Delaware Attorney General) Beau Biden.
The big bad news for Biden:
Among Republicans, Castle leads Biden by a margin of 82% to 12% and among Independents he leads Biden 55% to 28%. Biden leads among Democrats only by a 52% - 36% margin, however.
The analysis plays up Castle's cross-party appeal but it's hard not to see this as much as a rejection of nepotism as it is a vote of confidence for Castle. Hard to imagine Dems holding this seat if Castle gets in.