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Republicans have to be careful about how they use Trump on campaign trail, says GOP pollster

GOP pollster Conor Maguire said on Wednesday that Republicans should be careful about how President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE is used on the campaign trail heading toward the 2020 elections. 

"Some places that President Trump is going to run well in, I think it's a great idea to always have the president there. He's the best person to turn out the base," Maguire, a senior client strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."

"But then you have to be very careful and understand that that has some other effects for turning out the Democrat side," he continued. 

"He's great for tuning out Democrats too, so keep trotting him out," Democratic strategist Juanita Tolliver interjected. 

Trump campaigned for numerous Republican candidates across the country in an effort to energize the Republican base ahead of the 2018 midterms. 

While he was able to excite members of his base, Democrats were also motivated by opposition to him to turn out to vote for their own candidates. 

NBC News reported last week that of the over 111 million votes cast in House races, Democrats made up 53.1 percent, while Republicans made up 45.2 of the votes. 

Democrats took back the majority in the House on Election Day, but Republicans retained their grip on the Senate. 

— Julia Manchester