CHUCK TODD: Senator Schumer, you guys are the ones on the defensive here. We're nine days out. How do you hold the Senate?
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: Well, I think we will hold the Senate. You know, I know all the pundits are saying Republicans will take the Senate. Democrats are going to prove the pundits wrong on election day when we keep the Senate, three reasons. First and foremost, economic issues predominate. Ebola's in the news, ISIS is in the news, but the average voter, every poll shows far and away, cares most about economic issues.
They tend to beat the Democrats on economic issues like minimum wage. Like equal pay for women. Like not sending jobs overseas predominate. Second, we have a much better ground game. You can add two to three points at a minimum.
CHUCK TODD: For all of them?
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: For each of those race. Just about every one of those races. So if it's 44, 43, we're probably ahead. And third, as the race get down to the final moments, the voters focus on the two candidates. Not on the national referendum. When the two candidates are compared almost inevitably, we do better. So economic issues, better ground game, better candidates will put us over the top November.