Five of 14 Democrats on the committee have so far suggested they are either going to vote for Hagel or are leaning toward voting for him. Four others have withheld judgment and the rest haven't spoken out publicly.
Here's how it breaks down so far (and stay tuned to The Fix for updates):
Near-certain 'no' votes (4)Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)Ted Cruz (R-Texas)David Vitter (R-La.)Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) – ranking member
Leaning 'no' (3)Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)
Undecided (8)Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)Mike Lee (R-Utah)Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)Angus King (I-Maine)John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Leaning 'yes' (3)Carl Levin (D-Mich.) -- chairmanClaire McCaskill (D-Mo.)Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Near-certain 'yes' votes (2)Jack Reed (D-R.I.)Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
No public comments yet (6)Mark Udall (D-Colo.)Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)Tim Kaine (D-Va.)Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)