President Donald Trump took a jab at Sen. Kamala Harris‘ (D-Calif.) popularity in the 2020 presidential election so far, but the majority of polls that pit the political contenders head-to-head show Harris emerging victorious.
This week, Harris said in an NPR interview that the Justice Department under her would “have no choice” but to prosecute Trump if she becomes president.
Trump revealed in an interview with ABC News this week that he doesn’t see Harris as a viable threat in the general election.
“Oh, give me a break. She’s running for president, she’s doing horribly,” Trump said when asked about Harris’ intention to prosecute him. “She’s way down in the polls.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump reacts to Kamala Harris' statement that she'd "have no choice" but to pursue criminal charges against him if elected.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 14, 2019
Harris isn’t polling nearly as well as other Democratic contenders such as former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders, but recent polls have Harris hovering around fourth or fifth out of the 24 options.
When polling directly against Trump, Harris shines. Out of the 20 polls gathered by Real Clear Politics, Trump only came out on top twice. On average, Harris tops Trump by 2.7 points, with the most recent poll from Quinnipiac University showing Harris with an 8-point lead.
While Trump scoffed at Harris’ assertion about him, he admitted it wasn’t a bad move.
“I heard she made that statement, and you know what, who wouldn’t?” he said. “Probably if I were running in her position, I’d make the same statement.”