Some good news from a new Democracy Corps poll released yesterday. They surveyed 50 of the most competitive House districts for 2012 and found some interesting results:
The Republican incumbents in these districts, 35 of them freshmen, remain largely unknown and appear very vulnerable in 2012 (depending on redistricting). In fact, these incumbents are in a weaker position than Democratic incumbents were even in late 2009, or Republican incumbents were in 2007 in comparable surveys conducted by Democracy Corps.
Of course there is a note of caution:
…a lot can happen to change the political dynamic over the next 19 months, but right now, the playing field that Republicans must defend looks larger than it did for either Democrats in 2009 or Republicans in 2007.