VP Kamala Harris’ low approval rating: How she got here, what it means for reelection prospects

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris stops to talk to reporters after shopping for pots at E. Dehillerin Cookware Shop in Paris, France November 13, 2021. Photo by Sarahbeth Maney/Pool via REUTERS.

Just 28% of voters approve of the job Vice President Kamala Harris is doing, according to a recent poll from USA Today and Suffolk University. Also, “exasperation and dysfunction” is how President Biden’s team views Vice President Kamala Harris’ team, reports CNN.

“Ever since Biden designated then Senator Harris as his running mate, the Republicans and their co-partisans and supporters in the media have really been attacking her. … I think race and gender is part of it, but not the whole part of it,” says Joel Goldstein, professor of constitutional law emeritus at Saint Louis University. “And I think the other — because the vice president is less visible … [and] has fewer opportunities to have accomplishments and to be perceived as a leader, it's more difficult to have robust ratings.”

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