Top Sanders adviser says brokered convention 'definitely' possible

David Sirota, a top advisor on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary Progressive groups urge Biden to tap Warren as running mate Young Turks host says Elizabeth Warren should be Biden's VP pick MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, told Hill.TV on Wednesday that a contested Democratic convention could happen in 2020.

“You definitely have the potential to have a convention where there are multiple candidates with multiple groups of delegates and there’s a fight at the convention,” Sirota said during an interview on “Rising.”

“So I’m not necessarily saying that’s going to happen but it’s not always a winner take all system,” he continued.

Sirota added Sanders is already well-positioned in the crowded Democratic field.

“Sanders being so well-known, his agenda being so clear, and his agenda being distinct from so many of the other candidates puts him in a very, very good position ... to win the nomination,” he told Hill.TV.

Sanders, along with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign raised M more than Trump in the month of June RNC, Trump campaign raised 1M in June Michigan shuts down most indoor bar service in bid to prevent virus resurgence MORE, would hold a double-digital lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE if the elections were held today, according to a new poll.

A Morning Consult/Politico national survey that was released Wednesday found that Sanders carried a 10-point lead over Trump with 42 percent of support from voters, compared to Trump’s 32 percent.

But other polling suggest Sanders could be falling behind his chief rival on the left, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHouse Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Mass.) in early-voting states like Nevada.

A Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday found that Warren placed second behind former Vice President Joe Biden at 19 percent support. Bernie came in third at 13 percent support among voters in the state.

—Tess Bonn