As Senate Democrats appear poised to gain a numerical majority in the chamber, everyone with something to gain or lose from the power shift is wondering if they’ve learned from their past mistakes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who perhaps as the most to lose from a newly dysfunctional Senate, certainly hopes so.

“No one is going back,” Cuomo said at a news conference yesterday. I think they learned the hard way. Democrats were in power, the Democrats then lost power because of the dysfunction and I think they learned that lesson the hard way.”

It helps that the instigators of the dysfunction have either lost re-election, been indicted or both.

The conference has benefitted from addition by subtraction by losing characters like Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and Hiram Monserrate.

Meanwhile, they’ve made in-roads in upstate and suburban districts with victories by Ted O’Brien in the Rochester area and (possibly) Terry Gipson and Cecilia Tkaczyk in the Mohawk and Hudson valleys. Add to that holding Sen. Tim Kennedy in Buffalo and the Democrats keeping the Westchester County seat with George Latimer, and the conference isn’t as New York City-dominated as it was while in the minority.

“We’ve delivered great candidates,” said Deputy Senate Minority Leader Neil Breslin. “Since the coup, we’ve had 14 new Democratic senators. I would say to the person they’re good, honest, bright, good quality and they’re ready to lead the New York state Senate.”

Among them is Sen. Mike Gianaris, a Queens Democrat who led the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and was described by City and State as the conference’s quarterback.

Granted, the DSCC’s lack of fundraising was shored up by teachers unions statewide and in New York City, along with other labor groups, especially in the newly drawn 46th Senate district.

And things could still go south. A bruising leadership battle could hamper and divide the conference.

But Democrats are clearly re-calibrating. The sit-down meeting that Rev. Al Sharpton offered has been put off, citing a “media circus” but it was likely a development that allowed Democrats in the new-look conference to breath a sigh of relief.