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Mark Schauer (D-MI) Trails Badly in Re-Election Bid

Another day, another Democrat incumbent trailing badly in his re-election bid:

Just a few days after Reps. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) and Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) saw themselves trailing by 17 points apiece in polling conducted for a Democratic-leaning blog, a Republican poll shows freshman Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.) down by nine.

The National Research Inc. poll, conducted for former Rep. Tim Walberg’s (R-Mich.) campaign, has Walberg leading Schauer 46-37, and 50-40 with “leaners.”

Add Driehaus and now Schauer to a list which includes Frank Kratovil, Earl Pomeroy, and Dina Titus as incumbents whom polls already show to be gravely endangered in their re-election bids. That’s already a rather lengthy list, considering both that it’s too early in the cycle for much individual race polling, and that high name identification generally means that incumbents rarely trail in general.

I believe my colleague Moe Lane would say ‘DOOM.’

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