Senate Democrats are optimistic about President Obama’s chances of re-election and think he may have coattails this November.

Democratic lawmakers described the president as being “really upbeat” and in a “good mood” on Wednesday when he addressed the Senate Democratic caucus during a one-day retreat at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C…

“If the economy continues to improve that will buttress his argument, don’t change horses now, we’re on the right path. That’s going to add greatly to his electability,” said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). “And of course there’s disarray in the Republican ranks.”

“The whole thing is the economy. If the economy continues to improve, we keep bringing unemployment down, jobs keep growing, Obama will be re-elected. If it doesn’t we’re in trouble,” he added.