Presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a commanding lead in Delaware, according to a University of Delaware Center for Political Communication poll released today. The Democratic incumbents are also leading in the statewide races for governor, U.S. senator and U.S. representative.
The poll shows that 54% of likely voters in Delaware say they’ll vote for Biden, while only 33% support Donald Trump.
For governor, Democrat John Carney gat 55% support, with 26% for Republican Julianne Murray.
In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Chris Coons go 47%, with 27% for Republican Lauren Witzke.
In the U.S. House race, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester got 51%, with 27% for Republican Lee Murphy.
In all these races, named third-party candidates got 1 to 5%, and 10 to 13% said they don’t know or picked others.
“In some sense, this reflects our strategy,” said Jane Brady, chair of the Delaware Republican Party. “We’re dealing with candidates without a lot of name recognition.”
“In Kent and Sussex counties, the poll is much closer, and we’re working with our base to build it up,” she added, noting that the party is also reaching out to Democrats and independent voters who share some GOP beliefs.
“This polling reflects the caliber of Democratic leaders we have leading our state and nation,” said Erik Raser-Schramm, chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party. “Their appeal across party lines is indicative of the strong and steady leadership they’ve offered at a time when we need it the most.”
“The big overall leads for Carney, Coons and Blunt Rochester reinforce the First State’s status as a solidly blue state,” Professor Paul Brewer, research director of the Center for Political Communication, said in a statement. “Democrats have dominated recent statewide elections in Delaware. So far, none of this year’s Republican candidates shows signs of breaking that pattern.”
The poll of 976 adults in Delaware included 911 registered voters and 847 likely voters. The margin of error is 4 percentage points for overall results.