Kamala Harris Keeps Getting Hit With Bad Poll After Bad Poll – The perception of Vice President Kamala Harris’ work and accomplishments is a mixed bag at best.
On the upside, she is an outspoken advocate of social and economic justice, and has never shied away from expressing her opinions on key issues such as those that deal with immigration, women’s rights, the LGBTQ+ community, and the black community.
She also has the distinction of being the first woman and the first woman of color to become vice president of the United States – following a successful career as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017, and a stint in the senate, representing the same state.
She has touted the Biden-Harris administrations’ push to have more workers unionize – which in turn gives them more access to benefits and higher wages, at least according to a recent report released by the U.S. treasury.
“President Biden and I are building an economy where every person — not just the wealthy or well-connected — has the opportunity to thrive and simply put back, that is Bidenomics,” the vice president said in a statement following the release of the Treasury report.
Despite all this, Harris is as unpopular as ever.
Those Bad News Polls for Kamala Harris
Recent polling data compiled by the Los Angeles Times shows Kamala Harris as the least popular vice president in the last 30 years.
Only 40% of voters have a favorable view of her. In comparison, 54% have an unfavorable view of her, outdoing even former Vice President Mike Pence’s approval rating during their time in office.
In addition, Fox News released a separate poll that shows that only 73% of Democrats approve of her performance in office, which is a decrease from 77% earlier in the year.
Her approval ratings among Independents and Republicans are significantly lower, standing at only 36% and 15%, respectively.
Data from FiveThirtyEight.com shows that an average 52.3% of voters say they do not like the vice president’s job performance, with only 39.7% saying that they approve of Harris’ performance.
On top of this, Harris is seen to be a liability to the president and his re-election effort – despite being a strong fundraising agent for the administration – and some have called for President Biden to transition her into a different role and pick a new and ostensibly, a more personable and likable running mate.
However, her poor public image is, at the very least, partly because of the Republican bandwagon to discredit her accomplishments.
Many have also warned against the possibility of Harris becoming president due to the supposed decline in President Biden’s mental capacities due to his age.
“She is a bogeyman that Republicans can use when it comes to pushing their message. A President Harris would be even worse than a President Biden because she campaigned as a progressive fighter and had to moderate herself when she became Biden’s running mate,” an unnamed Republican strategist told News outlet Politico.
A prominent voice warning voters of a potential disastrous Harris presidency is GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, who was a former U.S. ambassador and former governor of South Carolina.
“The truth is: A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for President Kamala Harris,” Haley tweeted recently. Her tweet included a photo with an embedded caption that read “… everyone in America can see Joe Biden’s decline and have concerns about his ability to serve a second term.”
Tim Ramos has written for various publications, corporations, and organizations – covering everything from finance, politics, travel, entertainment, and sports – in Asia and the U.S. for more than 10 years.
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