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With just days to go before midterm elections, Obama's former 2012 battleground states director Mitch Stewart says he believes Democrats have a 50-50 shot at holding onto control of the Senate.

"I tend to be an optimist under these circumstances," Stewart, the co-founder of 270 Strategies consulting group, told "Top Line." "I know the models that Nate Silver and others have that... lay out a 63 to 64 percent chance that Republicans will get a majority in the Senate. I think the rosiest scenario is you're looking at a 50-50 proposition."

While the polls favor Republicans' odds for victory in Tuesday's elections, Stewart expressed confidence that the Democrats still have the edge when it comes to field strategy -- and are capable of reproducing some of the ground game magic that helped propel Obama to presidential victory in two elections.

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