I spoke with Benjy Sarlin of NBC News about the “Kavanaugh effect” and its potential impact on the midterm election:
Republicans celebrated the reaction to Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee after limited polling suggested their voters had closed the enthusiasm gap with Democrats. But some strategists are concerned about how far the ‘Kavanaugh effect’ can carry the party post-confirmation and a month of unpredictable news cycles lies ahead until Election Day.
“I certainly think this exercise woke (Republicans) up and hit the right electoral pleasure centers, which we seem to be seeing reflected in some of the polling, but my fear would be peaking a hair too soon,” Liam Donovan, a former staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NBC News.
Read the entire piece here.