From day one after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election….
Harris has been under the political microscope because of her lagging approval poll numbers…
Which are not helped actually by her bosses good numbers causing Republicans to divert their attention to knocking Harris….
Sure she’s the Vice President…
Does what ever job the President assigns her to, just Biden did for President Obama….
With Biden’s age always hovering in the background ?
Democrats would like stronger approval numbers for Biden’s understudy….
In a trio of recent surveys, Harris earned a combined unfavorable rating of 46 percent, according to an aggregate average compiled by RealClearPolitics. That number is 3 points below Biden’s 43 percent in the same category.
In an Economist-YouGov poll conducted from July 24 to 27, Harris’s unfavorable figure reached 48 percent.
A midterm visit by the vice president to a congressional district is generally a way to create crowds and win attention for candidates, but Harris’s polling numbers are raising questions about how she might be used as Democrats seek to hold on to slim majorities in the House and Senate.
“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.
Even some Harris allies are skeptical that she will have a seamless go as a surrogate leading up to next year’s midterm elections….
“She’s not the person who’s out front day in and day out,” Benenson said. “It’s a lot harder to break through as vice president.”
While Harris was a senator from California and recently ran for president herself, they say she’s still somewhat of a national neophyte, especially when compared to Biden, who enjoys high visibility from his service in Washington for decades as a senator and vice president.
There’s also a widely discussed notion in Democratic circles that the country’s right-wing apparatus — from Trump to Republicans in Congress and prominent partisan media outlets — have worked for years to negatively brand Harris, oftentimes relying on racist and sexist stereotypes to minimize her standing as the first female, Black and Asian American vice president.
“The reason that Harris is unpopular is that they haven’t been able to make headway against Joe Biden personally, so they really have switched their messaging strategy to focus on Harris and attack him indirectly,” said political analyst Rachel Bitecofer….
That conservative effort against Harris is unlikely to let up anytime soon, Democrats say, and further adds to her overall negative rating in some national polls….