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Harris’ net-negative rating (-17) is the lowest for any vice president in the history of NBC News’s poll 

by | Jul 5, 2023

By Dave Andrusko

The truth is inescapable: the pro-abortion team of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has reached new depths in public opinion support. You have headlines such as “Why Democrats Should Primary Biden: It would be good for the party — and the president”; “Joe Biden sees public confidence plunge in humiliating Fourth of July poll”: and “Kamala Harris Receives Lowest Vice President Rating in Poll History.”

In a word, yikes!

Veteran media reporter Jack Shafer just crushed the president:

President Joe Biden needs a tuneup. He’s a stiff when speaking at the lectern. When not a stiff, the 80-year-old can be a dolt, saying, as he did this week, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “losing the war in Iraq” when he meant Ukraine, or blurting out a senseless, “God save the Queen, man,” at a gun control rally last week. The English language has never been his friend, so it’s logical that his managers, er, his aides, have limited his exposure to the press.

The “tuneup” could be almost anyone but Harris:

But when was the last time somebody you trust told you Harris could easily fill those shoes, let alone sprint to the nomination if the hereafter called Biden home before November 2024?

Jacob Paul, writing for the Daily Mail, started with plunging public confidence.

But now, the US has plummeted to the bottom of the charts under Biden’s leadership, with a staggering 69 percent of Americans saying they do not have confidence.

While Gallup notes Americans’ confidence has declined sharply over the years, there was a six percent drop when Biden first assumed power, falling from 46 percent to 40 percent.

Support dropped again to 31 percent in 2022, matching the record-low levels of confidence seen in 2013, 2016 and 2018.

Of course, as we get closer to the 2024 presidential election, there will be more and more talk about Biden’s less and less ability to handle the job due to his age. Writing for the Daily Express US, Paul observes

Meanwhile, in a Partners poll conducted from June 12 to 15, 71 percent of those likely to vote in the presidential election believe the 80-year-old is too senior to be running the show from Washington D.C.

It was not just Republicans who held this view as even 49 percent of Democrats believe the right candidate should be younger.

Meanwhile, just 28 percent think he is “about the right age.”

As for Vice President Harris, it’s going from bad to worse. On Monday’s “Meet the Press: First Read” [] we’re told

Data Download: The number of the day is … 32% 

That’s the share of registered voters in a new NBC News poll who say they have a positive view of Vice President Kamala Harris. That’s compared with 49% who have a negative view of her, including 39% who have a “very negative” view. 

Harris’ net-negative rating (-17) is the lowest for any vice president in the poll’s history. 

Of late, Harris has done all the heavy lifting on several controversial topics, including abortion. Here’s a sample, from Abigail Olsson:

At the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs ruling, Harris gave a speech in Charlotte, “highlighting the fight to protect abortion rights at both the state and federal level.” After she left the stage, the vice president requested an exclusive interview with Teen Vogue, because she wanted the teen readers to know that they “are leaders” in the pro-abortion movement.

“You are leaders by virtue of the fact that you are reading this,” she said. “And I’m counting on you because your voice and your perspective is so important to the future of our country. And one of the significant ways you will express your voice is with your vote, your ability to organize, [and] your ability to remind each other that you are leaders and can help lead the direction of our country.”

What a pair.

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