But throughout the country, Obama said, "ordinary folks aren't as polarized."
Obama's appearance at the fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) came hours after he announced an administrative fix for individuals whose health plans have been canceled under the Affordable Care Act.
The President told Democratic donors that he wants to do more than get the law's troubled website, HealthCare.gov, back up and running.
"I want to make sure we're rebuilding our infrastructure all across the country," Obama said. "I want to make sure we're investing in early childhood education."