Polls Don't Look Too Hot for Kamala Harris, Either

Posted: Jan 21, 2022 10:30 PM
Polls Don't Look Too Hot for Kamala Harris, Either

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Earlier in the week, I covered a CBS/YouGov poll which continues to paint a disastrous picture for President Joe Biden. As it turns out, the poll results aren't too hot for Vice President Kamala Harris either. In fact, according to recently released results of the poll, they have the same approval of 44 percent and the same disapproval rating of 56 percent. 

When broken down by demographic, Harris lacks a majority support from every age group, as well as both men and women. She, does, however, enjoy support from liberals (77 percent), Biden voters (79 percent), Blacks (67 percent), and Hispanics (56 percent).

The next question is arguably worse for Harris, as it asks if the job she is doing makes respondents think better or worse about the Biden administration. Just 24 percent say it makes them think better, while 38 percent say it makes them think worse, and another 38 percent say it doesn't matter.

Broken down further by demographics, there is no group where a majority thinks the job Harris is doing makes them think better of the administration. At best, it's a plurality, and a close one at that.

For instance, while 44 percent of liberals say the job Harris is doing makes them feel better, 42 percent say it doesn't matter. Similarly, 45 percent of Biden voters say it makes them better, 44 percent say it doesn't matter. For Demcrats, those numbers are at 46 percent and 44 percent respectively, while for Blacks they're at 44 percent and 40 percent. 

The poll was conducted January 12-14, with 2,094 U.S. adults and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. 

During his Wednesday press conference, Biden insisted that he is running for re-election in 2024 and that Harris will once again be his running mate.

Just as it was a problematic week for the president, so was it too for Harris. Thursday brought us the disastrous interview she had with Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY Show, as Matt and I highlighted. She was unable or unwilling to provide direct answers on crucial issues such as Ukraine and whether or not Biden believes the results of the 2022 midterm elections will be legitimate.

And to think that that was supposed to be a relatively friendly interview. Even when it comes to such interviews that supposedly are, Harris' performances have been quite memorably poor. 

Just as the polls have consistently been bad for Biden, they've been as bad or worse for Harris. RealClearPolitics (RCP), using polls from November 30-January 18, has her favorable rating at 38.4 percent and unfavorable rating at 53.8 percent.