Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling with popularity among her own party, according to a report by Red State, signaling a potential major crisis when the next presidential election cycle comes around.
Toldjah reported that Harris’ lack of appreciation from voters, even those in her party, is likely due in part to her handling of the border crisis as well as reports that she has maintained a toxic work environment.
The reporter raised the question of whether Harris could be her “own worst enemy” when it comes to public opinion. The now vice president previously suffered from negative polling that ended with her pulling out of the Democratic presidential primary.
However, Harris was once again in the public’s good graces when President Joe Biden asked her to be his running mate, eventually making her the first female Vice President in American history.
Now, just two years after she dropped out of the race for the Oval Office, we’re reminded that the public doesn’t think well of the former California senator, with even distrust among Democrats gaining momentum.
Democratic strategists have suggested that Harris might actually be a detriment rather than a help to Democrats that would normally see the support of a DNC Vice President while on the campaign trail:
“As of right now, I think she has the potential of doing more harm than good for some of these candidates,” said one Democratic strategist.
“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.