The Corner

Where O’Donnell Stands

Here are the facts:

–Christine O’Donnell has $20,374 cash-on-hand. Chris Coons has $944,230. O’Donnell will surely see cash come in after tonight but. . .

–CNN’s Mark Preston quotes an unnamed GOP official: “Until she demonstrates some viability in the polls we are not going to have any money for her.” The official said it is now incumbent on Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party Express to support O’Donnell. “They got her here.”

–From a Public Policy Poll on the Delaware general scheduled to drop tomorrow AM: 

  • Only 31% of Delaware voters think Christine O’Donnell is fit to hold public office.

  • O’Donnell’s favorable/unfavorable split is 29/50.

  • Castle primary voters supports Coons over O’Donnell 44-28 in the general election.

–Stu Rothenberg of Rothenberg Political Reports has already moved the Delaware Senate race from Lean Republican to Lean Democratic, bypassing toss-up all together.

–O’Donnell’s victory, paired with a win by Ovide LaMontagne in New Hampshire, reduces the GOP’s chance of taking the Senate from 30 percent to 16 percent, according to the most accurate model going.

Scott Brown didn’t have a chance of beating Martha Coakley in December 2009, and we know how that worked out. So goodness knows, anything can happen in Delaware.

But it sure looks like the First State is preparing to send Washington another vote for Harry Reid.

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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