Dem pollster: Kavanaugh is 'one more thing' to galvanize the base

Democratic pollster Carly Cooperman said on Wednesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will help to galvanize Democrats ahead of the midterm elections in November. 

"This is kind of one more thing for the Democrats in terms of rallying the base, galvanizing opinion," Cooperman, a partner at Schoen Consulting, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"You're having a pro-life judge being nominated to the Supreme Court months before the midterm elections already when there's a lot of anger," she added. 

While conservatives have hailed Trump's decision to nominate Kavanaugh, liberals and Democrats have slammed the move, fearing his stances on issues such as health care and abortion. 

Democrats have expressed concerns that Kavanaugh could work to overturn Roe v. Wade and have also raised questions on how his nomination could impact special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling. 

Kavanaugh will likely face a tough confirmation battle in the Senate, but Republicans have the votes to confirm him without any Democratic assistance. 

— Julia Manchester