Why is the DCCC Trumpeting Polls from Totally Safe Districts?

Posted: Sep 17, 2010 7:41 AM
Because they're desperate for good news, that's why.  If they weren't, they wouldn't feel the need to blast out polling data like this:
A Myers Research and Strategic Service survey conducted Sept. 7-8 showed Rep. Dan Boren (D) ahead of Republican Charles Thompson 65 percent to 31 percent in Oklahoma's 2nd district. The Congressman's internal poll surveyed 400 likely voters and had a 4.9 percent margin of error.
In other words, a race that is (a) entirely uncompetitive, (b) in a district represented by an uber-conservative Democrat, that (c) exactly nobody was remotely projecting as a possible GOP pickup...isn't close!  Celebrate good times, Democrats.

If this is the type of grasping-at-straws "excitement" the DCCC is generating less than two months out, it's no wonder a very plugged-in GOP source told me yesterday the party views 30-35 seats as the absolute floor for Republican gains in the House.  Then again, I'd still say the Oklahoma poll is more thrilling than this.