How Will The Kavanaugh Confirmation Affect The Midterms?

Republicans have already received a boost, but Democrats have a powerful reason to get out the vote.

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation fight is now a matter for the history books. Justice Kavanaugh has already been sworn in…

The past week has brought positive polling news for Republicans that was almost certainly related to the Kavanaugh hearings. First, polling showed that Republican enthusiasm had risen sharply in recent months, finally catching up to that of the Democrats. Following on that news, the Cook Political Report moved three Senate races to more favor the Republican candidates. In one case, the race for Democratic Sen. Jon Testor’s seat in Montana, shifting polls give the GOP a chance to flip a Democrat seat. Jon Testor’s vote against Kavanaugh in deep red Montana may sway voters against him in the tossup election.