Kamala Harris’ work as VP gets failing marks from half of registered voters: poll

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Kamala Harris' work as VP gets failing marks from half of registered voters: poll

Fifty percent of registered voters disapprove of the job Kamala Harris is doing as vice president, a new poll has found.

The Hill/HarrisX survey published Tuesday reported that 43 percent approve of Harris’ job performance, while 7 percent said they were unsure. 

The poll further found that 39 percent of voters “strongly disapprove” of Harris, compared to 23 percent who only “somewhat approve” of her and 20 percent who “strongly approve.”

Harris’ favorable rating in the poll represents an improvement on three recent surveys which saw the veep fail to crack the 40 percent approval mark among US adults or voters.

A recent survey done by The Economist and YouGov, for example, found that 54 percent of US adults had an unfavorable view of the vice president while 52 percent have an unfavorable view of President Biden.

The same survey reported that 43 percent of US adults have a favorable view of Biden — and just 38 percent have one of Harris. 

Harris, left, listens while President Biden delivers remarks to the press in May 2021.
Harris, left, listens while President Biden delivers remarks to the press in May 2021.
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As the Biden administration has scrambled to control several crises — including inflation, the border, and the aftermath of the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan — Harris and Biden have seen their approval ratings plummet.

Harris has also been plagued by key staff departures, allegations of a toxic work environment, and complaints accusing her of a lack of action as the White House point person on immigration.

On Monday, Republican lawmakers and pundits slammed the vice president over a weekend interview with the San Francisco Chronicle that highlighted recent decoration changes in her West Wing office. 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
A recent survey reported that 43 percent of US adults have a favorable view of Biden — and just 38 percent have one of Harris. 
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“Now that she is done with that, can she go to the border?” asked Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.)

“Maybe she will visit the southern border now that the big remodel is done,” added the House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.).

Harris has attempted to play down the growing negative media coverage, saying she won’t be distracted by “ridiculous” headlines.

The Hill/HarrisX poll surveyed 926 registered voters between Dec. 6-7 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

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