As the 2024 election cycle is set to begin in earnest, it is conceivable that Kamala Harris will become the most influential vice president in modern history.
Fox News Digital reported on Thursday that Republicans are preparing to combine her historic unpopularity with President Joe Biden’s age-related difficulties in an effort to return one of their own to the White House.
“Harris is an unpopular vice president. Like her running mate, President Biden, has ridden the low 40s in most approval polls as of late,” the report said. “In fact, across approval rating polls, Harris hasn’t gone out of the 40s in her approval rating since her first year in office in 2021.”
According to Gallup, Biden is currently experiencing his lowest approval rating of his presidency.
Several politicians and strategists who spoke with the outlet suggested that, despite her unpopularity even among some Democrats, Harris’ position could have a significant influence on the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.
Americans view the negative perceptions of Harris and Biden as political baggage ahead of a potentially difficult reelection campaign for the president and vice president. Biden will be 81 years old on the day of the 2024 election, which exacerbates the obstacles.
Harris has dismissed her lack of popularity among Democrats as “political chatter,” but Politico reports that members of her party are hesitant to express their concerns about Biden’s age for fear of Harris becoming the alternative candidate.
Since her 2019 presidential campaign, Harris’ lack of popularity has been a recurring issue. During that campaign, now-independent Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard publicly criticized Harris on national television. Gabbard recently stated to Fox News Digital, “Kamala Harris is manifestly unqualified to be President.”
“This should be a major issue for voters, but the mainstream media will continue to try to cover for her because they don’t want the American people to know the truth,” Gabbard told the news network.
“The Biden Administration has already brought our country to the brink of nuclear war with Russia and the new cold war with China is heating up quickly,” she added.
Some Republican strategists believe that Harris could pose a formidable challenge to Biden in the impending election.
“If anything happens to Biden, does anyone want Harris? She is personally unlikable and inarticulate,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said, adding, “Kamala Harris hurts Joe Biden.”
“She dropped out of the 2020 Democrat primary before Iowa. Her own party didn’t want her. She was a diversity, equity, and inclusion hire,” she said.
Marc Lotter, 2020 strategic communications director for former President Donald Trump, told the publication that nobody “votes for the bottom of the ticket.”
“They vote for the names at the top of the ticket,” Lotter said. “However, given the clear decline in President Biden, I would expect additional scrutiny over Vice President Harris, but still, the election will come down to the top of the ticket.”
Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster, told Fox News Digital that Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running colleague was “one of his worst decisions” as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020.
“She is the ‘least improved player’ of the Biden Administration and also the least engaged,” Conway said. “The Vice President’s accomplishments are few, her gaffes many; she suffers from high staff turnover and complaints that she does not put in the work necessary to be second in command.”
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“Polls show that most Americans agree,” she continued. “Harris’ approval ratings are even poorer than Biden’s. It’s hard not to wince when she speaks, and even harder not to worry, given that her boss is every minute of 80 years old.” CONTINUE READING…