That improvement explains why the poll shows Democrats even pressing an advantage in the South, 47 percent to 38 percent. By contrast, Obama loses to a generic Republican by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent, in the South. Once the Republican presidential primary is over and something other than intra-party warfare occupies the headlines, the GOP and its surrogates will turn their full attention toward bringing down Obama's numbers and anchoring other Democratic candidates to him. But right now, the DCCC's interpretation of the battle for the House seems right on: House Democrats have managed to carve out their own battleground.
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