A new poll released is shedding new light on how Americans view Vice President Kamala Harris and whether she would be a good fit to be the next commander-in-chief should President Joe Biden leave the role.
According to a CBS News/YouGov poll, almost half (42%) of respondents said they think Harris’ job in the White House made them think worse of the Biden administration, compared to 18% who think she made the administration look better.
Of the total number of respondents who took the poll, 76% of Republicans said they think worse because of Harris, compared to 41% who think better. Independents swayed piquantly toward “worse” at 48 percent to 9 percent.
According to a report in the The Washington Post, “just 30 percent of Democrats said they feel ‘enthusiastic’ about Harris as Biden’s running mate. While three-quarters of Democrats said they were at least ‘satisfied’ with Harris on the ticket, that ‘enthusiastic’ number is cut nearly in half from where it was shortly after Biden picked her for his 2020 ticket. At the time, 58 percent were enthusiastic.”
“We will be in a world of hurt if Kamala Harris becomes president,” 2024 GOP candidate Nikki Haley told The Washington Post Monday.
Over the weekend, Harris acknowledged that the Republicans’ focus on her is because they are “scared.”
“They feel the need to attack because they’re scared that we will win based on the merit of the work that Joe Biden and I and our administration has done,” Harris said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Meanwhile on NBC’s Meet the Press, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, stated that Harris “is naturally the one lined up,” adding that he wouldn’t challenge Harris should she succeed the presidency. In such a situation, he said: “Of course not – by definition. Won’t happen.”