Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent assertion that she has excellent polling has been deemed false by the Left-leaning fact-checking group Politifact.
Harris recently pushed back against embarrassing polling showing her as the most unpopular vice president in the history of the nation.
“I’m curious ― how much of a role, if any, that you feel race and gender play in that?” ABC News’s Linsey Davis asked. “Well, there are polls that also say I have great approval ratings.
Harris went into full denial mode saying, “I think the point that has to be made is that there are attempts to create distractions away from the accomplishments of our administration.”
Kamala Harris has Not Had a Positive Rating Since 2021
However, public polling results do not support her assertion. FiveThirtyEight.com, a commonly cited repository of political polls, lists all the public polls that asked respondents whether they approved or disapproved of Harris as vice president,” Politifact found. “At the time the ABC News interview aired, FiveThirtyEight’s average was 39.7% approving of Harris’ performance and 52.3% disapproving, for a net of 12.6 percentage points ‘underwater.’
Politifact continued, “Meanwhile, the most recent poll in which more people approved than disapproved of Harris’ performance was from October 2021 and was more than 100 polls ago. That poll, conducted by Saint. Leo University, found Harris above water by 2 percentage points, which was within the poll’s 3-point margin of error. The last time Harris’ FiveThirtyEight polling average was above water came that same month, October 2021. Since February 2022, Harris’s FiveThirtyEight average has never been less than percentage points underwater.”
Harris Attack Dog Role Not Improving Popularity
Harris has become the Biden administration’s attack dog on abortion and against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s anti-woke curriculum, which she characterizes as pro-slavery.
“With 2024 polls indicating that Biden is still struggling to sell his victories to the American people, the White House can’t afford to keep sidelining Harris. The Democratic ticket can only win as a team,” Democratic strategist Max Burns wrote in an MSNBC column.
DeSantis fired back at Harris’s characterization of the curriculum that points out that some slaves learned skills such as blacksmithing that helped them compared with less skilled enslaved persons as pro-slavery. He challenged her to debate him, but Harris refused.
“I will tell you there is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate an undeniable fact: There were no redeeming qualities of slavery,” Harris said replying to DeSantis’s comment. “We will not stop calling out and fighting back against extremist so-called leaders who try to prevent our children from learning our true and full history.”
Harris thus succeeded at putting DeSantis on the defensive.
Dr. William Allen, a black professor who helped author the curriculum, defended it against Harris’ polemics.
“I wish I could answer for the motives of the media or for the vice president. I’m not able to do that. But I can tell you this contextually ― it is obviously part of a larger effort driven by an agenda,” Allen told Fox News Digital. “The reason I call the vice president’s statements categorically false is because it is obvious to anyone of basic literacy that the mere grammar of the sentence in the curriculum standards to which she referred refutes her charge.”
Harris remains loathed by a large portion of the American public due to her arrogance and frequent condescension. That will not change.
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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