Harris: Buttigieg ‘naive’ to suggest it’s becoming two-person race between him and Warren

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) laughed when asked about South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s prediction that the Democratic primary is a two-person race between him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), calling his comments “naive.”

“Well, I think … that it’s naive for him to think that at this point, that the fate of this election has been determined,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Just look at history. You might need to review to know that what’s happening right now is not necessarily determinative of the outcome.”

Harris’s comments come after Buttigieg told John Heilemann that the race is shaping up to be a “two-way” between him and Warren an interview scheduled to air on Showtime Sunday.

“I think this is getting to be a two-way,” Buttigieg said. “It’s early to say. I’m not saying it is a two-way.”

Buttigieg responded to Harris’s comments Sunday by telling The New York Times that “she’s right,” adding that the Iowa caucuses “are just the beginning.”

{mosads}The Harris campaign has gone “all in” in Iowa, Harris told “Face The Nation,” after eliminating staff in New Hampshire last week. The California senator is struggling to keep her numbers up in the polls as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Warren and Buttigieg consistently take the top four spots.

An Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday showed Biden topping the candidates with 28 percent support, followed by Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg. A new Fox News poll had the top four candidates ranked the same way.

Harris received 2 percent support in the Post-ABC poll and 3 percent in the Fox News poll.

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