Vice President Harris’ approval numbers have hit rock bottom, according to reports.
She has even hit lower ratings than former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Her approval rating sits at only 28 percent, according to a new poll from USA Today and Suffolk University.
Business Insider reports this is a “historic low for any modern vice president.”
“Beyond just her disapproval as vice president, this also strikes against her bigger goal of gaining the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024,” Western Journal notes.
“Biden’s age will likely keep him from running again, which would have made Harris a natural candidate if she hadn’t botched her approval numbers so badly.”
Harris faces a major uphill battle in attempting to gain the Democratic nomination for the White House.
She will likely go up against a number of viable threats, including Democrat Pete Buttigieg.
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At this early stage of a modern presidency, Harris’ numbers in the USA Today/Suffolk poll are unprecedented.
The closest comparison — which involves slightly different methodology and margins of error — would be former Vice President Dick Cheney, the most unpopular US vice president in polling history. He bottomed out at 30% in Gallup’s tracking survey, but that wasn’t until the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term in 2007.Advertisement
Harris has taken on thorny assignments early on in her tenure as VP, including running point on the administration’s efforts at handling the migration surge of asylum seekers at the southern border.
As Insider’s Robin Bravender reported in late October, Harris aides are quietly worried about the 2024 presidential election, should Biden forego a reelection bid, with former 2020 primary rival and Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg posing a potential threat.
The USA Today/Suffolk poll had a sample of 1,000 registered voters nationwide and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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