US midterms BOMBSHELL: Former leading Republican predicts Democrat LANDSLIDE in November

The former House Speaker recently gave the Democrats favourable odds to retake the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Mr Gingrich spoke at a Washington Post Live event where he said there were “two out of three” odds that the House’s Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will become the next Speaker.

He said: “I would say, first of all, Nancy Pelosi is a very smart, very tough person who has earned her position by just brute hard work, by applying her intelligence and by applying a network that has sustained her for a long time.

“Anybody who thinks they’re going to outmanoeuvre her is up against somebody who has literally spent her lifetime — she’s been in this business forever.”

In order for the Democrats to re-take the House from the Republicans, they need to gain at least 23 seats.

It is currently believed the Democrats will take around 40 seats.

The most recent FiveThirtyEight poll revealed that the Democrats have a five in six chance of gaining a majority.

Republicans have only a one in six chance according to the poll.

Whoever wins a majority in this midterm elections will choose the next Speaker, as the current Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was not seeking re-election.

The Speaker is the second person in the Presidential line of succession.

While Mr Gingrich gave Ms Pelosi favourable odds at becoming the next Speaker, some Democrats are hesitant with the idea.

Ms Pelosi has said she would only be a “transitional figure” until a new leader is chosen.

However, some in the Democratic party have expressed a lack of enthusiasm about this.

Representative Filemon Vela, a Democrat from Texas, said: “We don’t need transitional leadership.

“We need new leadership.

“And we need to have new leadership from the beginning, when we get back in January.”