Democratic strategist David Axelrod on Sunday said Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' MORE is in a "very strong position" to win the presidential race.

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"I don't know any consultant on either side, any strategist, who privately believes that Donald Trump is going to win this election," Axelrod, chief strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
 
Axelrod said the fact that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is going into normally red states shows she is in a strong position.
 
He said Clinton is doing well in "virtually every" traditional battleground state. 
 
Axelrod also said the Clinton campaign is able to conduct analyses based on early voters because it has invested in the "accouterments of modern politics."
 
"Through those techniques, you can really get a sense of how you are doing," he said.
 
"And they know who hasn't voted who should be voting for them, and they'll be pressing those people. There's no comparable operation in the Trump campaign." 
 
In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 5.9-point lead over her Republican rival, 45.3 percent to 39.4 percent. She is leading in many battleground polls and has appeared to be trying to expand the electoral map.
 
According to the polls-plus forecast on FiveThirtyEight, Clinton is predicted to get 330.4 electoral votes, a significant lead over Trump's 206.8 electoral votes.
 
Axelrod on Sunday also criticized Trump's campaign, saying the GOP nominee has made himself the issue and "center of discussion."
 
"So even though she's going into this election with historically high liabilities," he said, "in comparison to Donald Trump, she's doing quite well."