Dems Test The Polling Waters Early

So reports Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson: evidently nervous about the 2010 political landscape, 14 House Democratic incumbents paid for polling in their districts relatively early in the election cycle, according to their recent financial reports with the Federal Election Commission. Among them were some clearly vulnerable members, although some more established lawmakers decided to test the polling waters, too--namely, House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and prominent Blue Dog Mike Ross (D-AR). The polls were commissioned in the last three months of 2009.

It appears Democrats have gotten the message: 2010 is shaping up to be a tough year.