CNN’s Zeleny: Trump’s Nationalizing the Midterms, Dems Are Much More Worried
ZELENY: “This is a message the President is carrying. He is nationalizing these midterm elections, which usually isn’t how it works. Usually midterm elections are much more local affairs and it’s one of the reasons we’re seeing sort of a divergence of use here. So many voters are looking for pocketbook issues, but the President clearly sensing that that wasn’t firing up his base enough so he is talking about this. And I can tell you, inside the arenas, inside the rallies it works without question. The bigger unknown question here, as we will find out in 14 days, what effect is it having on independent voters in swing states, other places where he isn’t going? Outside the rallies this could be having a much different effect. But I can tell you, Democrats are much more worried about the outcome of the election than they have been at any other point of this year here. So the President knows what he’s doing, he’s firing up his base."