HOUSE ELECTION FINALE….Via Open Left, the unofficial final vote counts for the 2008 congressional election are here. Here’s how the House race turned out:
Two-party popular vote: Democrats 55.5%, Republicans 44.5%.
House seats won: Democrats 59%, Republicans 41%.
Bottom line: Dems won the two-party vote by 11 percentage points, but won the race for congressional seats by 18 percentage points. That’s a pretty big divergence by recent historical standards. I wonder if Democrats can hold on to it?