Eight Point Four Percent

As of this morning, the 2018 House Popular Vote Tracker shows that Democrats received 60,084,723 votes, or 53.3 percent of the total, while Republican candidates for the House received 50,671,967 votes, or 45.0 percent.

The blue arrow, pointing left, has expanded by several tenths of one percent since my last look. The difference between Democrats and Republicans is now 8.4 percent, compared with Hillary’s popular vote margin of 2.1 percent.

Over two years, national disapproval of Trump, as registered at the ballot box, increased by 6.3 percent.

It should be a lot more. But the fever has broken. The body politic is weak, but the prognosis is good.