We don’t get much polling focused on Delaware, so this might be interesting. The University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication commissioned a poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates that finds that AG Beau Biden is the most popular politician in Delaware. He leads the pack with 64.2% favorability– followed up by Governor Markell at 62.1%, Senator Carper at 61.3%, Representative Carney at 47.1%, Senator Coons at 47% and Chip Flowers at 28.4%.
The NJ blog post that talks about this does not provide any links to either a polling summary or its crosstabs, so I guess a deeper look isn’t on for the polling junkies among us. But I wonder why Matt Denn wasn’t included here?
It’s interesting to me how these results fall into their own groupings — Biden, Markell and Carper in the top tier; Carney and Coons in the middle tier and Flowers in the bottom tier. Flowers seems to not have much name or track record recognition, which is why he is in the bottom tier. Carney and Coons have slightly more people reporting that they don’t know them or can’t rate them than the top tier — and I wonder how much of their unfavoribility is attached to the recent shutdown. Where most of Congress’ unfavorability ratings took a hit. And I wonder how much of Biden’s favorability isn’t residual sympathy for his recent health problems.
UD is hosting an event on 30 October to specifically discuss this poll, so maybe more information will be available then.