Joe Trippi, the Chief Media Strategist for the winning Doug Jones Senate campaign thinks so. Here is what he say to Ezra Klein recently.
I think the big question mark in our heads as we were arguing for common ground was what do rank-and-file Democrats do when they see this? Do we somehow deenergize those people who really are appalled by what's going on with Trump? Again, we're monitoring everything, and what happened was Republican women started to move to us, younger Republicans started to move to us, and the intensity among Democrats didn't diminish; in fact, over time, it kept building and building.
So what I'm saying is in Alabama, we pulled that off. Trump's creating energy among the Democratic base that wants to come out and wants to make the change and wants to do something to fight back against what's happening. At the same time, he's creating enough chaos and divisiveness and hostility that Republicans who would never ordinarily vote for a Democrat say, "Okay, well I've got all the chaos and hostility I can handle right now. I'll vote for somebody who wants to try to find common ground and get things done for me, even if they're a Democrat." And trust me, a lot of people in Alabama had to do that.
That is, I think, a winning message in a lot of these swing districts. There aren't that many swing districts that are plus-28 Trump out there [author note: Trump’s Alabama margin in 2016]. VOX
If Trippi is right and this worked in Alabama, it may just work in other swing districts that are much closer than Alabama. Democrats should wake up and listen to what Trippi has to say.