(CNN) – Democrats are heading into the weeks leading up to Election Day with a final push of ads, strategy and spin.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sources say they are up with ads in 36 districts. The sources said that Democrats are "heavily reserved" in air time, which could mean spending almost $50 million on advertising.
Expect this to be a nasty-and personal-campaign, as Democrats try to make this a district-by-district election while the GOP continues to nationalize it. Today I was told that the Democrats had "barely begun" their ad wars.
The folks benefiting the most from these ads: the pollsters. The Democratic strategists say that Democratic pollsters are so in demand they can't get polls done quickly enough because everyone is too busy polling. To give you some idea, right now most members are polling twice weekly.
House Democrats are knocking on about 200,000 doors each weekend with local volunteers.
They say the GOP needs to come up with 50 "credible races" to win, and they don't believe they have it. They point out that there are 49 Democrats who won in districts won by McCain, so they're good candidates, experienced-and more likely to hang on to their jobs.
They point out that recruitment (done early in the cycle) was better for Democrats than the GOP-hence, they say, they have better candidates.
As for the Tea Party, says one senior Democratic House campaign strategist, "Republicans are energizing our base."
One more point: Democrats really started worrying about this after Scott Brown won his special election, so they say they're ready. "No surprises," says a senior House campaign aide.
One final note of spin: "Our members are feeling a lot more positive than the coverage would have you believe."