Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSenate Dems step up protests ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Senate Dems plan floor protest ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Dem senator: Don't bet against McConnell on ObamaCare repeal MORE (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday projected confidence that President Obama’s widely-panned debate performance last week has not hurt Democrats’ chances to retain the Senate.

 “First I think we’re doing well. If you look at it state by state, and we are doing much better than we thought a couple of years ago,” he told reporters at a news conference on tax reform. “I think that continues, and I haven’t seen any change in that since the debate.”

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Schumer last month said that Senate Democrats would be able to retain roughly the 53-seat majority they now enjoy in the Senate.

Polls have not yet fully absorbed the aftermath of the Oct. 3 debate down the ticket. President Obama is now trailing GOP challenger Mitt Romney in several post-debate polls, however.

At this point, polls indicate Democratic candidates Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownMajor progressive group rolls out first incumbent House endorsement Dems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity Senate Banking panel huddles with regulators on bank relief MORE, Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillMcCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador's residence in 2015 Senators question need for HHS cyber office Overnight Cybersecurity: Obama DHS chief defends Russian hack response | Trump huddles on grid security | Lawmakers warned about cyber threat to election systems MORE, Tim KaineTim KaineVa. Republicans to choose challenger to Tim Kaine through primary Live coverage: Senate Dems hold talkathon to protest GOP health plan Trump supporter who lost tight Va. governor primary weighs Senate run MORE and Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinMajor progressive group rolls out first incumbent House endorsement Dems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity Overnight Regulation: Labor groups fear rollback of Obama worker protection rule | Trump regs czar advances in Senate | New FCC enforcement chief MORE are leading their tight races to hold Democratic seats in Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin, respectively. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren goes on tweetstorm over GOP ObamaCare repeal bill Warren: Dems should campaign on single-payer healthcare plan Senate Dems step up protests ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote MORE could give Democrats a gain in Massachusetts, if polls are to be believed.

Democrats are more likely to lose Sen. Jon TesterJon TesterOvernight Regulation: Labor groups fear rollback of Obama worker protection rule | Trump regs czar advances in Senate | New FCC enforcement chief Trump's 'regulatory czar' advances in Senate Gianforte causes stir after becoming newest House member MORE’s (D-Mont.) seat and the seat vacated by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who caucuses with Democrats, would likely be replaced by Republican Linda McMahon if the election were held today.

Schumer also said he does not think Romney will win the election. He said he agrees with analysis by New York Times' blogger Nate Silver, which still has Obama winning the Electoral College in the wake of the debate.

“He didn’t back off his prediction that the president has a decent chance of winning with a significant number of electoral votes,” Schumer noted.