Strategist: Dems won't win House by 'significant margin'

Democratic strategist Jennifer Holdsworth said on Monday that she does not believe Democrats will take back the House by a "significant margin" on Tuesday. 

"I don't think it's going to be significant, actually. I think we are going to take back the House by a comfortable margin," Holdsworth, chief revenue officer at DSPolitical, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising." 

"I do not think we're going to take back the Senate, but I do think that we are incredibly energized as a party. There's a lot of enthusiasm out there. I think that there might be some pleasant surprises in the Senate," she continued. 

Holdsworth's comments come as early voting turnout has surged ahead of Tuesday's contests, fueling Democrats' hopes of a blue wave. 

Over 34 million voters have already cast their ballots early or by absentee.

Turnout is also up among younger voters, minorities and people who seldom or never vote, which could help propel Democrats to various victories. 

The nonpartisan Cook Political report also moved nine House races to toward Democrats on Monday, which is another indication that Democrats have an upper hand in regaining control of the House. 

Still, Holdsworth said Democrats learned not to be overly optimistic after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNYT publisher: US didn't step in to protect reporter from arrest in Egypt so paper turned to Ireland Trump instructed administration to withhold military aid for Ukraine days before call with president: report More Democrats threaten impeachment over Trump's dealings with Ukraine MORE's surprise victory over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks Romney with video contrasting their presidential bids Whistleblower fuels impeachment talk Let's get real: Democrats were first to enlist Ukraine in US elections MORE in 2016. 

"We're nervous. There [are] shadows of 2016 that everybody is seeing right now, and I don't think anybody wants to be overconfident," she said. 

— Julia Manchester