Ex-Sanders aide: Trump could win
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE's former campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, says Democrats shouldn't underestimate Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE.

 
"But it’s going to be much closer than many people think,” Weaver continued. 
 
“I think some people on the Democratic side who think that, you know, Trump is such a buffoon that it’s already won — but I think he’s a very dangerous opponent and I think he certainly has the ability to win as well," he said.
 
Trump received a bounce in polling following the Republican National Convention last month, eliminating polling leads for Clinton.
 
A new CBS News poll conducted July 29-31 after the GOP convention found Clinton with a 7-point lead over Trump. 
 
Weaver also revealed in the Politico interview that Sanders was "never really that interested in being vice president." The independent Vermont senator wasn't named as among those Clinton's campaign vetted before it picked Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocratic senator rips Navy head's 'completely inappropriate' speech on ousted carrier captain Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Students with disabilities could lose with COVID-19 stimulus package MORE (D-Va.).
 
"Because he's [Sanders] a fierce advocate for what he believes, and, you know, often the role of vice president is to stand behind the president, nodding. ... I mean, Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE sort of epitomizes the sort of dutiful vice president who, you know, supports the president regardless," Weaver said.
 
Sanders has urged his supporters from the primary to back Clinton in the election against Trump. The CBS poll found 73 percent of his supporters plan to do so.