Democratic Party activists have scrambled to rebrand Vice President Kamala Harris as an “asset” for their ticket in 2024.
Joe Biden is seen as old and corrupt by millions of voters; consequently, they want Harris’s image to become more favorable.
It’s just not working with the voters, a new Rasmussen Reports poll finds.
“As we enter the heart of the 2024 cycle, Vice President Harris is positioned once again to be a strong political force and invaluable asset to the Biden-Harris reelection effort,” according to the memo written by campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez and senior adviser Becca Siegel, who oversaw the 2020 campaign’s analytics, that was released earlier this month.
Only 22% told Rasmussen that Kamala Harris adds anything to Biden’s re-election effort.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin joined in the fight to cast Harris as something few people see her as smart and articulate.
“No one has been more articulate and effective in advancing the pro-choice position, in slamming the right-wing anti-woke movement or, most recently, in making the case that democracy is at risk. ‘When a democracy is intact, it strengthens the people. It protects and fights for fundamental freedoms, individual rights. It’s a fight for order against chaos. It strengthens,’ she told Al Sharpton in an MSNBC interview,” Rubin wrote. “On the other hand, democracy, incredibly fragile. It will only be as strong as our willingness to fight for it.’
Rubin continued, “She pressed on, arguing that “there are many forces that are attempting to purposely, I believe, weaken our democracy, purposely attempting to erode a sense of pride in the fact that we, as the United States, have held ourselves out and have been considered to be one of the strongest democracies in the world.”
Democrats thought that Kamala Harris’s attack on Florida’s history curriculum meant she had emerged from the perception that she was a lightweight.
Rasmussen Poll Shows Kamala Harris Negatives Remain High
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of Harris, including 19% who have a Very Favorable opinion of the vice president. That’s just slightly higher than March, when 40% had a favorable opinion of Harris. Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters now view the vice president unfavorably, including 44% who have a Very Unfavorable impression of her,” the polling company found.
Half of voters think Kamala Harris is worse at her job than her predecessors.
Only 24% thought she was on par with her predecessors.
Harris’s Status as a Liability Not Going Away
Harris’s continual word salads and misstatements have created a bad impression of her among voters that is not going away anytime soon.
Some Democrats see her as a liability.
“Democrats are campaigning for Biden with the ultimate hope that Biden will continue to be healthy and last through the four years,” Hank Sheinkopf, a former Democratic consultant for the Clinton-Gore Campaign, told Fox News. “She is on their mind, but the first thing on their mind is how do they make sure Joe Biden gets re-elected against anyone, whether it’s Trump or any other candidate.
Sheinkopf continued, “‘Can she do the job?’ will be the question that people are going to be asking, and it’s not clear that she can, and they’re going to have to demonstrate that if they want to hold on to that electorate,” he added. “Democrats like her, Republicans don’t.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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