O'Donnell Says Prayer May Have Boosted Her Polling

By Ben Evans | October 25, 2010 | 2:45 PM EDT

Washington (AP) - Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell says prayer could be boosting support for her Senate campaign.

In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network that aired Monday, O'Donnell said her campaign saw a spike in polling on the same day that a group of supporters prayed for her campaign. She asked people to, in her words, "pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened."

In the same interview, O'Donnell said she thinks she's being held to a double standard because she is a conservative woman.

Most polls show O'Donnell trailing Democrat Chris Coons by double digits. The two are vying for the Senate seat long held by Vice President Joe Biden.