Many in the mainstream media world would like for Americans to believe that Vice President Kamala Harris is the move beloved, perfect vice president this country has ever had in the White House, presumably with the intentions of hyping her up as a viable 2024 Democratic candidate.
However, according to recent YouGov polls, Harris apparently has one major problem: A shocking number of Americans do not like her. Not only do more people overall have an unfavorable opinion than a favorable one, but Harris is especially in trouble when it comes to independent voters, with a vast majority viewing her negatively.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most Democratic voters have a favorable view of Harris, at 74%, with 19% of Democratic voters having a “very or somewhat unfavorable” view, which is a number that’s still probably a tad higher than Harris and her people would like to see.
It’s also not a secret that most Republicans aren’t fans of the new vice president, but the poll indicated that the number who view her unfavorably is at 84%, with only 12% of Republicans who believe the opposite.
As we all know, most elections hinge on the independent vote and if the YouGov numbers are even somewhat close to accurate, Harris is drowning as far as support from the coveted independent voting bloc, with a staggering 57% who view her unfavorably and only 32% of independents favoring her.
Those numbers are mostly dreadful, and they certainly shouldn’t instill even an iota of confidence that Harris could run and win a presidential ticket in 2024.
Remember, Harris was literally forced out of the 2020 presidential election in December 2019, at the time citing a lack of “financial resources” to continue the race. In other words, she essentially didn’t even make it past the first round of cuts, which was an embarrassing exit, especially since she made a name for herself early on by destroying then-candidate Joe Biden in the first debate.
Adding to the humiliation, it’s difficult to believe that Harris was selected for the vice-presidential position for anything other than her gender and race, given that she was otherwise unpopular and not nearly as qualified as other Democrats on the VP shortlist.
Harris has a lot of branding work to do if she wants even a remote chance at taking over for Biden, whether that’s in 2024 or beyond. But right now, even Hillary Clinton would likely stand a better chance at winning, and that’s saying something.