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Priebus expecting Trump win in election that will go 'down to the wire'

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusDemocrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Governor races to test COVID-19 response, Trump influence MORE said Sunday that he is expecting President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE to win in an election that will go “down to the wire.”

Priebus told CBS’s “Face The Nation” that a Washington Post report that said he is concerned about Trump’s chances in the upcoming election is “not at all” true.

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“I'm not concerned about that at all,” he said. “I’m concerned about early vote. I'm concerned about absentee ballot voting, but I'm always worried about early vote and absentee ballot voting.”

The former also RNC chairman noted that the coronavirus pandemic is bringing “unprecedented times” in the election.

“This is something that's going to come down to the wire, and I hope and expect the president to win,” Priebus said. 

Priebus also said swing state polls, in which Trump appears to be trailing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE, are “really, really complicated to measure.”

“Yes, it's a little bit down in the suburbs,” he told host Margaret Brennan. “But the hard thing for these pollsters, Margaret, as you bring up, is that they can't measure this kind of disparity between the rural parts of this country and what's happening in the suburbs.”

Priebus said he was “slightly encouraged” by the CBS News-YouGov poll released Sunday that showed Biden ahead of Trump by 5 percentage points in Wisconsin, saying the RealClearPolitics average in 2016 showed Trump trailing by 6 and a half points before the president won the state.