August 25, 2011

O'Donnell fibbing again?

COD was just on Bill O'Reilly's show and claimed that she was leading Democrat Chris Coons ... until the GOP establishment turned on her.

I just spent Lord knows how long on Google using several search permutations and found ZERO evidence to support this assertion aside from a Free Republic comment (whose link did not work) stating that he/she heard Rush Limbaugh say he saw a poll showing O'Donnell leading by 4%. Everything else reports Coons leading COD, usually by double digits.

Chalk about another one, folks.

UPDATE: As Paul Smith noted in the comments, this must be the poll to which COD was referring. Two things: 1) It was taken before the GOP primary was decided, and 2) she had a lead of two points -- within the margin of error and nine points less than Mike Castle's then-lead over Chris Coons at that time.

Posted by Hube at August 25, 2011 09:20 PM | TrackBack

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This is the closest I could find. Rasmussen had her up by two points in July 2010. That was essentially a statistical tie.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at August 25, 2011 10:18 PM

COD is out of her mind and just plain dumb. I can't wait til her 15 minutes are up!

Posted by: AJ Lynch at August 25, 2011 11:05 PM

Paul: The link you provided shows Castle beating Coons by 11 points. There's nothing about O'Donnell there. Unless the subscriber function has more detail. If it does, and what you note is accurate, then this was before she was even the GOP senate nominee!

Posted by: Hube at August 26, 2011 08:32 AM

Hube, in the right column is a summary of the survey results. The O'Donnell/Coons match-up is the second list of results.

That would be consistent with her story since the attacks didn't really begin until August or so.

She was still wrong to think she had a shot but this is likely what she's referring to.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at August 26, 2011 12:36 PM

Thanks Paul! Yeah, a 2% lead before the primary ... puh-lease.

Posted by: Hube at August 26, 2011 01:40 PM

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