Bernie Sanders said Friday that Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, could lose in the fall general election.
He offered his assessment of Clinton's chances running against the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, in an interview on The Young Turks, a left-leaning political web series recorded in Los Angeles.
"Can she lose? Absolutely she can lose," Sanders said. "The reason I'm here, the reason I'm running all over California, is because I think I'm a much stronger candidate."
Sanders, who has largely avoided criticizing Clinton during stump speeches across California in recent days, said that she must take responsibility for her poll numbers. Some Democrats have said that Sanders, trailing in the number of delegates needed to win the nomination, is merely playing spoiler and is hurting Clinton in general election polls.
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Clinton tied with Trump. That same poll found her unfavorables at 53%.
"She will have to take some responsibility," Sanders said of Clinton's negative ratings.