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Turns out even with all the media effort to spin for Kamala Harris, Americans still aren’t thrilled by her.
Glenn Greenwald pointed to a pretty cutting poll that’s out on Harris.
Can't believe that the candidate who had to drop out of the presidential race before she got even a single vote — despite huge media adoration and being from the largest state — is not popular even in the administration's quasi-honeymoon stage. #KHive pic.twitter.com/Koq8UQHCaM
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 13, 2021
The Economist/YouGov poll found that 48% to 41% had an unfavorable view of her.
While the poll was split along party lines, with Democrats having a 74 % favorable versus 19% unfavorable, and Republicans 84 % unfavorable versus 12 % favorable, it was the independent opinion of Harris that showing an unfavorable opinion of her, 57% to 32%.
That means one in 5 Democrats polled deemed her unfavorable, as did nearly 3 in 5 independents, as the Washington Examiner observed.
Naturally, a reporter came running to her defense, blaming racism and misogyny by Republicans.
Maybe because at least 84% of Republicans don’t like the first Black female VP?
— Jordan Blum (@JDBlum23) May 13, 2021
Except there’s a few problems with this, besides being tired and wrong. It’s the Independents who are doing in the approval, ultimately. Conservatives would be all in for a black, conservative woman.
So, maybe it could just be Kamala’s ideology that’s the problem?
How about how inauthentic she truly is? She’s almost as bad Hillary Clinton. What about the flip flopping? Not to mention the horrible, inappropriate cackle that’s a tell whenever she didn’t want to answer a question.
As we saw in the primary, she couldn’t even get Democratic votes, she was so unpopular. She had to drop out early. And she wasn’t popular with black voters then either.
Why? In part because she got destroyed over her record. Remember this moment with Tulsi Gabbard?
Since she’s gotten in, the only thing that she’s done is be assigned by Joe Biden to deal with the border and that’s only gotten worse, with media reporting about how she’s failed to go to the border; and she’s blamed it in part on the “lack of climate adaptation,” rather than accepting responsibility for the impact of their own words for the problem. So, that hasn’t exactly burnished up anyone’s opinion of her.
The real question in that poll is who the heck are the 12% of Republicans who are favorable toward Kamala?
Just for comparison, at this point in 2017, Mike Pence was getting attacked regularly in the media, unlike Harris. Yet he had a 42.7% approval rating versus 41.4% disapproval.
That’s not a good look for the Democrats, particularly if Joe Biden goes under and she’s supposed to be his replacement.