Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters'

Hill.TV host Krystal Ball said Friday that there is a lesson to be learned from the ongoing spat between progressive Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGOP set to release controversial Biden report Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board remembers Ginsburg: She 'will forever have two legacies' Two GOP governors urge Republicans to hold off on Supreme Court nominee Sanders knocks McConnell: He's going against Ginsburg's 'dying wishes' MORE (I-Vt.).

Ball, who has repeatedly criticized Warren over the feud, warned 2020 Democratic candidates to stay focused on appealing to voters rather than the pundits.

“Don’t play to the pundits, play to voters.” Ball said. “There’s a reason why [former Vice President] Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll GOP set to release controversial Biden report Can Donald Trump maintain new momentum until this November? MORE and Bernie are leading and it’s honestly simple, they are both in very different ways, ignoring the pundits and playing to the actual concerns of voters.”

“Bernie has spoken directly to their economic interests, their class, their generational interests and Biden has appealed to that group of voters that prides beating Trump above all else,” she continued.

Warren and Sanders’s feud escalated during Tuesday’s Democratic primary debate in Iowa. Warren stood by her assertion that Sanders had told her that a woman couldn’t win the White House, while Sanders vehemently denied making such a claim.

When Warren later confronted Sanders about denying her claims, a hot mic caught her accusing the Vermont Senator of calling her a liar on national television and the two briefly squabbled over the issue.

But Ball said the feud doesn't appear to be negatively impacting Sanders, and pointed to a new poll released Friday that showed Sanders holding his lead in New Hampshire.

The Emerson College poll found Sanders with 23 percent support among Democratic primary voters in the state. Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE (D) place second at 18 percent followed by Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden who each received 14 percent support.