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Kamala Harris was an ostensibly strange choice for Joe Biden’s running mate in 2020, given that her political pedigree stemmed almost exclusively from her time as a California prosecutor, and at a time in which the nation appeared to be hellbent on reforming the criminal justice system from top to bottom.
Yet, still, the Democrats went ahead and elected Harris, and the polling numbers are now revealing what a mistake that may have been.
After a little more than six months in her current role, potential 2024 presidential candidate Kamala Harris has become one of the least popular vice presidents since the 1970’s.
The Telegraph reported over the weekend that “two recent polls both showed 46 percent of Americans approved of Harris, with 47 percent and 48 percent disapproving.”
According to Gallup, the Telegraph noted, 42.1 percent approved of former Vice President Mike Pence’s performance at the same point in his term while 41.9 percent disapproved.
“The previous vice president — Biden — had an approval rating above 50 percent after six months. Before that Dick Cheney, and Al Gore, were in the 60s at the same stage,” the report stated. “Even Dan Quayle, the much-mocked vice president of George H.W. Bush, had an approval rating of 43 percent, and disapproval of just 22 percent, with 34 percent undecided.”
“Bush himself was a popular vice president under Ronald Reagan, as was his predecessor Walter Mondale, who became Jimmy Carter’s vice president in 1976,” the report concluded.
Harris has drawn a great deal of criticism during her time in office, particularly on the subject of the southern border after the Vice President was tapped to lead the effort to quell the humanitarian crisis there, but then refused to visit for over three months.
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