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

Democratic pollster Carly Cooperman said on Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' 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) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony 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