It seems that Vice President Kamala Harris has a whole lot of work to do in order to give her favorable rating a big boost among American voters, according to three different polls conducted recently.
The results of these surveys have created quite a a big pickle for the Biden administration as it continues to try and put together a feasible strategy going into the 2022 midterms.
Three polls combined to produce an unfavorable rating of 46% for Harris, according to an aggregate average compiled by RealClearPolitics. The Hill reported that the number is 3 points below Biden’s 43% unfavorable rating.
An Economist-YouGov poll conducted July 24-27 found Harris’s unfavorable rating to be 48%.
Normally, a vice president travels to support the party’s candidates before a midterm election. Harris’ polling numbers, however, are making Democrats wonder whether she can help them retain majorities in the House and Senate.
“As of right now, I think she has the potential of doing more harm than good for some of these candidates,” one Democrat strategist said to reporters for The Hill. “My sense is she’ll probably raise a lot of money and maybe she’ll go to some specific districts, but they’ll have to be really strategic with her.”
“She doesn’t have the standing at this moment to go to a lot of these tighter districts,” the strategist added.
Even the allies Harris has are still skeptical about her chances to support candidates before the midterms next year.
“No one is coming out and saying she’s doing an amazing job, because the first question would be ‘On what?’” one Harris ally stated during an interview with The Hill. “She’s made a bunch of mistakes and she’s made herself a story for good and bad.”
Just last week, a survey conducted by the Trafalgar Group revealed that more than 60 percent of likely U.S. voters are not at all confident that Harris is ready to take over the role as President of the United States.
Another 58.6 percent stated they are “not confident at all” and 5 percent stated “not very confident” when the survey was conducted July 12-13 among 1,163 voters.
One of the big mistakes that Harris has made since taking over the role of vice president is taking three months to go down to the southern border after being charged with solving the border crisis by President Biden.
Many new reports also indicate that her staffers are suffering from very low morale.