(Daily Mail) Kamala Harris is viewed as the worst vice president in decades, according to an exclusive poll for DailyMail.com, as pressure grows on Joe Biden to pick a new running mate for the 2024 election.
Some 40 percent of respondents placed her ahead of Republicans Mike Pence and Dick Cheney as the worst recent holder of the office.
When asked to pick a word to summarize the vice president, respondents picked ‘incompetent’ far ahead of complimentary words such as ‘smart’ and ‘strong.’
And if that wasn’t clear enough, almost half of the 1,000 people surveyed said Biden should swap out his running mate for 2024 — including 27 percent of Democrats and a quarter of black respondents.
The poll of 1000 likely voters was conducted by J.L. Partners and carries a margin of error of 3.1 points.
JL Partner polled 1000 likely voters from September 15 to 20. The results carry a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points and show show Kamala Harris is least popular VP of recent times
James Johnson, co-founder of JL Partners, said voter views of Harris produced one of the most brutal word clouds of his career, with words such as ‘incompetent,’ ‘idiot’ and ‘unqualified’
‘In the eyes of voters, if there is anyone more incompetent than President Biden it is his VP,’ said James Johnson, co-founder of Republican polling firm JLP.
‘Frankly, this is one of the most brutal wordclouds we have ever run. From “incompetent” to “worthless,” the public have written off Kamala Harris and there looks to be little way for her to improve her standing with them.’
It is not just Republicans who think that, he added.
‘Sentiments are the same amongst independents, and one in four black voters want Biden to choose someone else to be his running mate as do a majority of 18-29 year olds.
‘Joe Biden’s re-election platform is already under serious strain with concerns about his age. Kamala Harris is pushing it to breaking point.’
The results will make difficult reading for the Biden-Harris campaign.
When voters were asked for words to describe Harris, the most common among all likely voters were ‘incompetent,’ and ‘idiot.’
Although Republican hatred may have skewed the results, even people describing themselves as ‘independents’ offered little encouragement. Words such as ‘dumb,’ ‘joke,’ ‘unqualified’ and even ‘robot’ dominated over terms of approval such as ‘strong’ and ‘cool.’
Almost half of all likely voters think Biden should pick a new running mate for 2024
And some 47 percent of likely voters polled said Biden should pick a different running mate. That includes a quarter of black respondents and more than half of 18 to 29-year-olds, two groups that have generally been more favorable to her.
An internal campaign memo from August shared with DailyMail.com sets out why she is unlikely to be ditched.
It says she is popular among groups that will be crucial in 2024 — with a +18 approval rating with non-white voters, a near even score with women and a nine point favorability rating with voters earning less that $50,000.
And it says she had taken the lead on key issues including reproductive rights and voting rights.
Campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz said Harris was a strong and effective messenger on the campaign trail, helping deliver wins in 2020 and last year in the midterms/.
‘Next year’s election will be a stark choice between President Biden and Vice President Harris who want to grow the economy from the middle out and bottom up, protect a woman’s right to choose; lower child care and prescription drug costs; and protect Social Security and Medicare – and the extreme, unpopular MAGA agenda,’ he said.
‘We’ll win in 2024 by putting our heads down and doing the work as Vice President Harris is as she travels the country meeting with young voters, not by fretting about polls.’
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