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Delaware Senate: Chris Coons still holds double-digit lead over Christine O'Donnell, report says

October 15, 2010 |  3:30 pm

After Wednesday night's 90-minute debate, Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons holds an 11-point lead over his conservative Republican opponent, Christine O'Donnell, according to the most recent Rasmussen Report.

In a telephone survey of likely voters in Delaware, 51% said they would vote for Coons, while O’Donnell draws only 40% support.

While O'Donnell remains a "tea party" favorite, pollsters are not predicting her winning the Senate seat.

In the feisty debate on Wednesday night, Coons and O'Donnell verbally sparred over a myriad of issues ranging from science to political philosophy -- including evolution, the economy, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Saturday Night Live and Marxism.

In case you missed it live, here's our topic-by-topic recap of the debate.

-- Lori Kozlowski

Photo: O'Donnell answers a question as Coons listens, during a televised Delaware Senate debate at the University of Delaware. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin / AP.