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Graham to Democrats: 'Y'all have a good chance of winning the White House'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLate donor surges push election spending projections to new heights Pence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate Wall Street backed Biden campaign with million in 2020 cycle: report MORE (R-S.C.) told Democrats during a Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday that he believes Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings MORE has a "good chance" of winning the November election. 

Graham's comments came as he was responding to Democratic criticism of the Republican process for moving Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSupreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline Trump fights for battleground Arizona Supreme Court won't fast-track GOP bid to block Pennsylvania mail ballot extension MORE's Supreme Court nomination. Republicans set up a committee vote on her nomination for next week, and the full Senate is expected to hold a vote on her by the end of the month. 

"Democrats generally look at people of a disposition like Justice [Sonia] Sotomayor and [Elena] Kagan. Now, y'all have a good chance of winning the White House. I don't know where the polls are going to be,” said Graham, the Judiciary panel chairman. 

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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharTrump announces intention to nominate two individuals to serve as FEC members Start focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-Minn.) cut in to say, "Thank you for acknowledging that." 

Graham replied, "I think it's true." 

The South Carolina Republican, who is facing a tough reelection bid, has aligned himself closely with President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE since he won the White House in 2016. 

But his comments come as Trump has trailed Biden both nationally and in several key battleground states. Biden has led Trump nationally by an average of 10 points, according to The New York Times.

He's also, based on an average of recent polling, currently leading Trump in multiple swing states, including New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida. 

Trump has repeatedly rejected such polling, saying he expects to cruise to victory on Nov. 3.