For much of 2022, Republican leaders have been predicting a giant “red wave” in November.
They’re saying they’ll easily flip the House and perhaps even reclaim control of the Senate. Even some Democrats have sounded the alarm on impending losses.
But maybe nobody was expecting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s prediction.
Previously, Gingrich has said he expects the GOP to retake the House, though he wasn’t specific in terms of how many seats Republican would snag.
Some experts and insiders think the GOP could win 30 seats or more, and the party only needs a net gain of 5 to flip the House.
Gingrich thinks the red team will win a whole lot more than 30, though.
His low forecast is 25 but when speaking to Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo, the former White House boss he added a high prediction.
And it’s one that might stun Democrats. Via Washington Examiner:
I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House.
We’ll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate.
70 seats is the highest prediction we’ve heard yet, and this would be a disaster for the party currently in control in Washington.
Historically, the party that holds the Presidency loses control of the House in the midterms. But this might be an unprecedented flip.
The last time we saw so many seats flip was in 2010, when Republicans took 63 victories.
Gingrich’s prediction also means the GOP would take both the House and the Senate — Republicans only need to gain 1 seat to control the Senate.
The former Speaker also singled out former NFL star Herschel Walker, who is currently leading his Democrat opponent by a large margin according to the latest poll:
I think that people like Herschel Walker are going to do very, very well.
Lastly, Gingrich pointed out that Democrats are losing voting groups and districts they typically control.
This has caused more alarm bells to ring for leftists, who have been worried about the Biden administration’s approval rating for a long time.
And right now, it’s looking like the red wave will happen — and it might be the biggest in American history.
- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has made a midterm election prediction.
- He thinks the GOP will win anywhere between 25 and 70 seats, and gain 4 seats in the Senate. This would give Republicans control of both chambers.
- Gingrich added that Democrats are losing key voting groups and districts.
Source: Washington Examiner