Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is more than just confident that Republicans will win back control of Congress, he seems positive that it will happen.
In an interview with Just the News this week, Gingrich predicted a massive red wave next month would wash away Democrats and leave the GOP holding the levers of legislative — and investigative — power, and he says the signs are everywhere.
Gingrich sees the “building of a real tsunami because it goes from coast to coast. It goes from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, all the way across to Washington State, Nevada, Arizona.”
“You’re seeing race after race where the Republicans are gaining ground, or are actually pulling ahead and moving out. Candidates like Blumenthal, for example, in Connecticut, who people thought was totally safe, is now in a very, very close five-point race and getting narrower,” he said.
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“And two policemen were killed last week in Connecticut and the police would not allow the Governor to speak at the memorial, because they’re so angry at him about a bill he passed during the Black Lives Matter riots, which was pro-criminal and anti-police. And so, these dynamics are building everywhere,” he told the outlet.
The former Speaker and Georgia Republican also said crime was brought home to voters when two people in New York “were shot in front of gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin’s home, while his two teenage daughters were studying inside.”
“That totally dominated the television news in New York for three days. Zeldin went from a slightly behind to basically even with the incumbent Governor, almost overnight, and so you just see these things happening all around the country,” he added.
That would be Gov. Kathy Hochul, a left-wing extremist who basically told Republicans living in New York to get out of the state earlier this year. “Just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?” she said in August. “You are not New Yorkers.”
Meanwhile, a new survey from The New York Times and Siena College finds independent voters, especially women, flocking to the GOP as inflation, a chaotic southwestern border, and tanking 401(k) retirement accounts — not to mention the left’s cultural craziness — under Democrats are taking their toll.
The survey “found that 49 percent of likely voters are planning to vote for a Republican candidate versus 45 percent who say they will back Democrats. Notably, the survey found that female independents now favor the GOP by 18 points after favoring Democrats by 14 points just last month,” Conservative Brief reported, citing the data. “In addition, the poll found that voters are far more concerned about the state of the economy and inflation than they are about the issue of abortion, the latter of which Democrats have attempted to highlight during the midterms following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer.”
For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “dismissed” the survey in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“Well, first of all, let me say that I think that much of what you’ve said I don’t agree with, that is to say, ‘The New York Times’ poll, I think this is an outlier poll, you just cite one poll, but all the other polls,” Pelosi said.
“It’s also – the ‘RealClearPolitics’ average is showing similar issues,” Mitchell responded.
“No, but these, but that was one that brought down the average, and it was an outlier. It wasn’t even that big a sample. So I – I dismissed that. I have been – since Congress adjourned, I’ve been in an average of five states a week. And I can tell you that women’s concerns about their freedom are very, very much still very significant in terms of how they will vote,” Pelosi claimed.