President Donald Trump would be victorious against Kamala Harris in a hypothetical 2024 matchup where he is up three points, according to a survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates.
Amidst political chatter that Harris may run for president in 2024, the polls are not looking good for Joe Biden’s right-hand woman.
Harris’ sinking popularity comes as Joe Biden’s job approval rating sharply fell 14 percentage points since June, according to a poll conducted by Gallup.
In fact, only 42 percent of Americans reportedly approve of Biden’s performance, although another poll by Selzer and Company reported only 37 percent approval, while Grinnell College’s survey found that Biden has only retained 28 percent of the Independent vote.
Many postulate that Kamala Harris will be the next Democrat nominee. Her popularity, however, is equally as tepid as Joe Biden’s. Even the New York Times reported that 51 percent of Americans had an unfavorable rating of Harris, making her the most unpopular vice president since the 1970s.
A contributing factor to Harris’ sinking approval ratings is likely related to her handling of the crisis at the southern border, where thousands of migrants are flooding into the United States every day, illegally. Harris refused to even visit the southern border until June 2021, just days prior to President Trump’s own trip to the border.
Additionally, it should be noted that Harris’ popularity during the Democrat primaries for the 2020 election was so disastrous that she dropped out of the presidential race before primary voting even began. Despite having spent a reported $39.7 million on her campaign, in December 2019, she held only three percent of Democrat voter support. With only single-digits ahead in the primaries, it is still a mystery as to why Joe Biden tapped Harris as his running mate. Her lack of popularity among Democrats and Republicans alike seem to have transferred over to her position in the White House.
In August 2020, Trump stated in a tweet, “@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support. That’s the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!”
If Democrats choose Harris as a potential presidential nominee in 2024, President Trump is already poised to dominate with voters across both parties.