DOVER, Del. -- Even though Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is way behind in the polls, she is getting a lot of national attention -- most of it negative.
O'Donnell said the reason for this is -- the media has a double standard when it comes to conservative Christian women.
Since winning Delaware's GOP primary, she has experienced the best of times from Tea Party supporters and the worst of times from the press.
"What do you think about her saying that God is speaking to her?" Joy Behar, host of the The Joy Behar Show, asked on her show on Oct. 1. "Is she mentally ill?
"She may well be," Rebecca Dana, senior correspondent for The Daily Beast, responded.
There has been some harsh treatment.
"I'm not whining but there certainly is a double standard, especially when it comes to conservative women," O'Donnell said.
In the past, she has spoken out forcefully on TV about Biblically conservative positions like abstinence and evolution.
"I looked at all the TV opportunities as a ministry opportunity," she said.
She said the social issues are being used as a wedge to distract from people. A case in point happened in a recent debate when O'Donnell was strongly criticized when she said, "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" She recalled hearing how the media portrayed the story.
"They're mischaracterizing who I am," she added. "They're mischaracterizing my record because right now whether you're Democrat, independent or Republican, the economy and jobs is what's on everyone's minds."
CBN News asked O'Donnell's Democratic opponent Chris Coons for a comment on these mischarazterizations, but received no response from his campaign.
She has some work to do if she's going to win. Polls show her down by double digits, but she thinks her momentum with first time voters will make the difference.
"I can't tell you how many times I meet people who are 50, 48 and 60 who tell me this is the first time I'm voting," O'Donnell said.
O'Donnell pulled a major upset beating favored Republican Mike Castle in the GOP primary. But winning a general election in moderate Delaware against Coons is far tougher. It leaves O'Donnell simply trusting God.
"Where is God in all of this?" CBN News asked O'Donnell. "How do you see that?"
"God is the reason that I'm running," she answered.
Also, she said prayer is at the heart of her campaign too.
"The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign," she added. "So I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign."
With the campaign attacks continuing and O'Donnell trailing in the polls, she and her supporters are praying for another political miracle.