(CNN) - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is raising the bar for Republicans, predicting they win enough seats in the midterm elections to take control of the House, and then some.
"I'm going to predict that we are probably going to be over 60 seat pick up and it will be historic," Gingrich said on Fox News. "It will be the largest pick up since 1932."
Gingrich said a high unemployment rate and the number of people on food stamps will contribute to a landslide in November. To become the majority party in the House, Republicans need to net 39 seats.
The comments come as Gingrich mulls a presidential bid, in a season where he has received national criticism for comments on race and religion.