Vice President Kamala Harris’s popularity has reached unprecedented lows, cementing her place in history for all the wrong reasons. Recent polling conducted by NBC News revealed that Harris is the most unpopular vice president in modern history. A staggering 49 percent of registered voters hold a negative view of the 58-year-old, while only 32 percent view her positively.
What makes this even more significant is Harris’s net negative rating of -17, the lowest among the last four vice presidents during their respective tenures. To put it in perspective, even Mike Pence, who faced relentless negative coverage from the mainstream media during the Trump administration, had a less unfavorable rating with -4 in October 2019. It is truly astonishing that Harris is viewed less favorably than Pence, given the media bias against the previous administration.
In fact, the disparity in popularity becomes even more glaring when compared to the likes of Dick Cheney, who, despite his notorious accidental shooting incident, enjoyed a significantly higher positive perception. Cheney had a net positive rating of +23 in May 2003. Similarly, Al Gore, even after his loss in the 2000 presidential election, received a net positive rating of +15 in March 1995.
These polling numbers raise legitimate concerns about Harris’s ability to effectively fulfill her role as vice president. If her purpose was to act as an insurance policy against a potential Biden impeachment, it is clear that he made a poor choice. The American people deserve a vice president who can garner public support and contribute positively to the administration’s agenda, rather than one who is increasingly unpopular.
It is crucial to recognize the significance of these historically low approval ratings for Harris. As conservatives, we believe in holding our elected officials accountable and demanding transparency and effectiveness from those in positions of power. The American people deserve leaders who inspire confidence and trust, and unfortunately, Harris’s current standing falls far short of those expectations.