Republicans see a path running through Michigan and Minnesota to hold a slim Senate majority in the next Congress.

The odds are stacked against them, and many see the GOP as the underdog in the fight for control of the Senate.

But Republicans think that even if as many as four GOP incumbents go down in defeat next week, they can keep their majority by ousting Sen. Gary Peters (D) in Michigan or Sen. Tina Smith (D) in Minnesota.

In their dismissiveness of the prevailing sentiment that Democrats are favored to win control of the Senate, Republicans also point to poll numbers for vulnerable GOP incumbents in red-leaning states that are starting to solidify.