While President Joe Biden has seen his poll numbers decline sharply in recent months, they are still higher than those of Vice President Kamala Harris, who is quickly becoming the most unpopular occupant of the White House in modern U.S. history.
According to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll, Harris’ approval rating stands at just 28% — a full 10 points lower than that held by her boss. According to one columnist, that’s party due to her habit of lying and shifting blame, not to mention recent reports that there’s an “exhausted stalemate” between her and Biden.
As New York Post writer Kyle Smith wrote in a piece on Tuesday, Harris has encountered a significant degree of animosity from many within the Biden White House.
“It’s gotten so bad for Harris that even state media outlets such as CNN are regretfully informing the public that she just ain’t got what it takes,” Smith wrote.
That was in reference to a recent CNN exposé which, according to Fox News, documented a dysfunctional and distrustful scene. Problems apparently exist not just with Harris’ subordinates but also with the president as well.
“And though Harris has told confidants that she has been enjoying a good working dynamic directly with Biden, those who work for them describe their relationship in terms of settling into an exhausted stalemate,” CNN was quoted as saying.
Symone Sanders serves as Harris’ chief spokeswoman, and in a statement to CNN, she attempted to brush off any claims of disharmony.
Sanders said was “unfortunate that after a productive trip to France in which we reaffirmed our relationship with America’s oldest ally and demonstrated U.S. leadership on the world stage, and following passage of a historic, bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create jobs and strengthen our communities, some in the media are focused on gossip – not on the results that the President and the Vice President have delivered.”
Fox News noted that supporters of the vice president responded to CNN’s story by accusing Harris’ critics of racism and misogyny.
However, Harris has long been dogged by allegations of being difficult to work with, a fact that a Politico article covered back in June.
“Harris’ team is experiencing low morale, porous lines of communication and diminished trust among aides and senior officials,” the outlet reported.
The piece went on to describe “an insular environment where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out.”