Heading into a weeklong Yom Kippur recess, the party has an enormous lead in the generic poll, President Trump’s approval rating is ticking downward, and Republicans are scrambling to protect dozens of vulnerable seats in order to fend off a blue wave in November.

The confluence of factors has jolted the Democrats with a fresh burst of confidence, and they are growing increasingly confident that the House is theirs for the taking after eight years in the minority.

“The mood is: we wish the elections were Tuesday,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.). “The Republicans are in political quicksand, and the more they struggle the harder it is for them.