If Kamala Harris has aspirations of succeeding her boss in the White House someday, she has a long and hard road ahead of her. Polls now show that she is the worst-rated vice president in the history of the U.S.
A recent NBC News survey showed Harris with a 49% disapproval rating among registered voters and only a 32% approval total.
The Democrat was asked about her low watermarks in an ABC News interview with reporter Linsey Davis. She flippantly responded that there are other polls indicating she carries “great” approval ratings.
Davis framed the question in a typical leftist fashion. “There are reports that say you have the lowest approval rating of any vice president. “I’m curious — how much of a role, if any, that you feel race and gender play in that?”
Harris smiled at the softball question before claiming there are other surveys that show her ratings are not so bad.
She added, “I think the point that has to be made is that there are attempts to create distractions away from the accomplishments of our administration.”
The White House is making the effort to improve Vice President Kamala Harris' public image and the administration's historically low approval ratings. pic.twitter.com/TAizXZk8EW
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Incredibly, Harris fell back on the thoroughly debunked claim that the White House has created more than 13 million new jobs. The end of draconian COVID lockdowns and businesses reopening is hardly equivalent to “creating” new jobs.
And make no mistake, the left’s embrace of identity politics is never far from the narrative. To explain why the current VP is viewed so poorly by the American public, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher explained to Axios that it’s purely a gender and racial issue.
He declared that it “shouldn’t surprise anyone that there is going to be a different filter and a different focus on the first woman to ever be vice president of the United States, particularly a woman of color.”
He added that the approval level for vice presidents is generally closely tied to their immediate boss.
Figures from polling service FiveThirtyEight show that President Joe Biden has a positive rating from 41.9% of Americans and a disapproval rate of 53.1%.
Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the White House is attempting to include Harris in its boasting of “accomplishments.” There is much talk of “our” administration these days, though it’s unclear just how much that benefits her public perception.