Democrats are expecting to win back control of the House of Representatives.

That will allow Nancy Pelosi to once again wield the Speaker’s gavel.

But this brand new poll just told Pelosi her career may be over.

A poll of House Democrat aides found Pelosi’s popularity sagging.

A Roll Call survey of 191 Capitol Hill aides found 41 percent believe Pelosi should not be given a new term as the Democrats leader in the House no matter what happens in the 2018 midterm elections.

An additional 23 percent of Hill aides said Pelosi should not be given another term as leader if the Democrats fail to win back the House.

But Pelosi still maintains pockets of support.

“It’s very difficult to hold the caucus together. There’s a lot of ideological diversity there, much more so than in the Republican Party, and she’s demonstrated she can win votes, and tough votes,” said former Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly, who currently holds the position of senior communications director for the Save the Children Network.

And Pelosi has survived leadership challenges before.

The San Francisco Democrat crushed Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan in a leadership election following the 2016 campaign that saw Democrats fail to win the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

And if Democrats do win back the House, it will be difficult to dump Pelosi because her fundraising prowess would be one of the key factors in any victorious Democrat effort.

On the other hand, Pelosi is facing some demographic fissures in the Party.

In 2018, dozens of Democrats across the country pledged not to vote for Pelosi for Speaker.

This younger generation of Democrats wants to put their own stamp on House leadership.

Also, there are rumors that the Congressional Black Caucus may run a candidate for Speaker of the House.

The House has never had a black speaker and some Democrats believe a black Speaker of the House would be a powerful counterweight to President Trump.

But most likely, there will not be a seriously contested Speaker election if the Democrats win.

If it becomes apparent that Pelosi is in danger of losing, some pundits expect she will retire and ride out of town overseeing a Democrat take-back of the House as her final act in politics.

Should Pelosi retire, the Democrats will engineer the race so a consensus replacement is agreed upon and they do not begin their time in the majority squabbling over who their leader will be.

If Pelosi does run again, there will likely be nothing more than a token challenger.

But this poll – combined with the increasing number of Democrats campaigning on their opposition to Pelosi as Speaker – shows that there is a serious appetite in the Democrat Party for new leadership.

Pelosi has led the Democrats during a time they have the lowest number of elected officials since the 1920s.

Any other leader would have been shown the door long ago.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2018 midterm elections and Nancy Pelosi’s political future.