“People ask me all over the country, ‘Is it a wave, or is it a tsunami?'” she said. “And I said, well, in either case, it’s little drops of water. And many of them. How many a wave, how many more a tsunami. But they’re all close. They’re all very, very close. These are many close races.”
“I think if the election were today, we would win the majority. I don’t know how much water would be involved, but we would win the majority. Wave or tsunami, we’ll see in three weeks.”
Pelosi was ousted as Speaker of the House after the “wave” election of 2010, when Democrats lost 71 seats — the biggest loss since 1938. However, she retained control of the Democratic caucus in the House.
Pelosi has indicated that she will run for speaker again if Democrats win the majority she is predicting. Though several dozen new candidates have already said they will not vote for her, it is unclear how many of them will actually win their races.