Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders returned to the Capitol and used their first closed door meeting Tuesday night with rank and file Democrats to try to calm jittery nerves by delivering a series of presentations making the case that things aren't as dire for Democrats as they seem, according to multiple sources in the room.
They also heard from Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, who made the case that the Democrats push to extend tax cuts only for the middle class and below is their bet against Republicans.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a preview of her private remarks before going in, insisting to reporters that she stands by her prediction that Democrats will hold control of the House.
"I am not yielding one grain of sand. I want to have the same big strong majority we have but I feel certain that we will," said Pelosi, responding to a question from CNN about whether she still thinks they will keep the majority.