According to statistic.com, as of January 2023, 40% of U.S. citizens polled had a very negative impression of Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris, with 14% having a highly positive opinion of her.
The Los Angeles Times is following its former Attorney General.
“A California native, Harris is the first female, Black, and South Asian American to serve as the nation’s second in command,” according to her local daily.
According to their polling results:
As of January 10, 53% were unfavorable.
The New York Times defended Harris, saying:
Since entering office, Harris has been tasked with addressing one of the administration’s most difficult challenges: halting the flood of immigrants seeking to cross U.S. borders.
Harris’ popularity ratings continued to fall once she took on the post, with negative comments outnumbering positive ones in June 2021. It is unclear if the drop is directly due to the immigration debate, given the drop in her approval coincides to a minor drop in President Biden’s job rating.
The drop came when Harris reacted at a query about why she hadn’t visited the border during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, sparking criticism. Comments regarding immigration and the US-Mexico border made during visits to Mexico and Guatemala have also aroused debate.
A New York Times profile story published over the weekend painted a bleak picture of Vice President Kamala Harris’ political prospects, fueling rumors that President Joe Biden may abandon her before the 2024 race.
Conservative Brief’s Jon Doughtery provided further information on the story:
Several Democrats who talked to the publication anonymously expressed doubts that she would be the nominee in 2024, adding that she has done nothing to identify herself and her role in the government.
“Even some Democrats whom her own advisers referred reporters to for supportive quotes confided privately that they had lost hope in her,” says the report from Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Katie Rogers, and Peter Baker.
According to the story, a “panic” has broken out inside the Democratic Party, with many questioning if an 80-year-old President Biden will even run again, leaving Harris as the next apparent, and unpalatable, alternative.
“Through much of the fall, a quiet panic set in among key Democrats about what would happen if President Biden opted not to run for a second term. Most Democrats interviewed, who insisted on anonymity to avoid alienating the White House, said flatly that they did not think Ms. Harris could win the presidency in 2024,” the Times report noted. “Some said the party’s biggest challenge would be finding a way to sideline her without inflaming key Democratic constituencies that would take offense.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The White House, naturally, offered praise for Harris, but the Times noted that she has been polling worse than Biden for most of his term, and his numbers aren’t stellar. She was also put in charge of issues like mitigating the still-ongoing crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, but she’s seen has having done little to fix it. CONTINUE READING…