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Republicans have seen a bump in polling since Kavanaugh' confirmation.

"Senator Heitkamp is back in North Dakota meeting with workers and families across her state", McDonough said.

But how important is the Kavanaugh vote in that?

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54% of Democrats and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.

All 98 seats in the House are up for election November 6, and voters will decide 25 of the Senate's 49 seats. Some Republicans seem ready to partially shutdown the government to fulfill one of President Donald Trump's most prominent campaign promises.

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"Honest to God, I would answer that question, but I'm going to let you guys do that assessment", he said.

The Kavanaugh confirmation has blown open the midterm elections from being a national referendum on Trump's stewardship to a raw emotional discussion over the lack of women in power and how to handle sexual misconduct allegations.

In a HuffPost/YouGov survey conducted October 1-2, at the height of the debate over Kavanaugh, about one-fifth of registered voters said the Supreme Court was among their top two election issues, ranking it modestly behind perennial issues like health care, immigration and the economy. Democratic enthusiasm ratcheted notably upward from September in the latest CNN/SSRS survey, giving the party a double-digit edge on the generic ballot, while the GOP's numbers remained largely flat. "But this is the first time in Gallup's trend since 1994 that both parties have expressed high enthusiasm". Republicans also picked up six seats in the Senate. Jamie Pedersen, who is chairman of the Washington Senate Democratic Campaign. That rout was even worse across the country: the GOP gained 680 seats in state legislative races, breaking the previous record of 628 set by Democrats in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.

In the week since, however, several polls have also suggested that Democrats' failure to halt Kavanaugh's confirmation may have fired up the progressive base.

"The result of hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened", Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, told NPR.

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Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center, who is involved with her chamber's campaign efforts, said Republicans are "waxing up our red surfboard in case there is a blue wave". "I think a lot of Americans, especially a lot of Republicans, didn't like what they saw during those hearings coming from the Democratic side of the aisle", Scarborough replied.

So far, he looks absolutely spot on.

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation isn't what Democrats wanted - but it might be what they need.

Analyst Donny Deutsch told Scarborough the enthusiasm gap among Democrats "is back up to about 9 points in terms of the enthusiasm of Democrats over Republicans". "In just four weeks, you will have the chance to render your verdict on the Democrats' outrageous conduct".

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