A new report has revealed Vice President Kamala Harris has ranked as highly unpopular among Democrats as a presidential candidate, even polling below President Joe Biden as a 2024 candidate.
The new YouGov poll found that 49 percent of voters chose Biden as favorable, compared to 43 percent who found him unfavorable. Harris held a 41 percent favorability, and 48 percent unfavorable.
Do Americans have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris?
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A top concern was Harris’ ranking in her own party. One in 5 Democrats polled selected her as unfavorable.
The percentage ranked slightly lower than former Vice President Mike Pence. His approval rating in May 2017 stood at 42.7 percent.
Many have questioned whether Biden will run for reelection in 2024. Already the oldest president elected, he would be in his 80s by the time he runs again.
Harris would serve as the most likely person to run if Biden does not. However, her ranking in this new poll may have Democrats rethinking their strategy.
As Trump continues to tease a 2024 run, she would have her hands full against the full weight of a conservative comeback. Even if the former president does not run, she would face strong opposition from another Republican, such as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Sen. Mark Rubio or perhaps Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
It’s still early, but early signs point out a Harris run would end in disaster for the left.