Americans seem to be increasingly skeptical that Vice President Kamala Harris is capable of taking over as commander in chief if necessary.
According to a new survey from Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States Action found that a majority of Americans — including many Democrats — lack confidence in her abilities.
“Radically out of step”
Nearly 6 in 10 respondents said they have “no confidence at all” in a theoretical Harris presidency. Overall, 64% were not confident compared to just 32% who expressed confidence in her competence.
Just over 2 in 10 said they are very confident and another 9% are somewhat confident.
In studying the details, the survey showed that 43% of Democrats are not confident in Harris, including 36% who have no confidence at all. On the other hand, a slim majority of Democrats have some confidence and 38% say they are very confident.
Nearly 9 in 10 Republicans said they are not confident in Harris, while 59% of independents told pollsters that they have “no confidence at all.”
Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler said the poll reflects his assertion that D.C. “has never been more radically out of step with the will of the American people than right now.”
Furthermore, he pointed out the growing belief that President Joe Biden is not truly in charge of his own White House, as a prior Trafalgar survey revealed.
Meanwhile, the vice president has had months to prove her own qualifications, but many voters appear to be turned off by her perceived ineptitude and quest for political power.
Harris was slammed for her apparent incompetence following a highly publicized trip to Latin America, which was punctuated by her inability to explain why, as of that time, she had not yet been to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of her role in addressing an ongoing immigration problem.
White House insiders are said to have expressed some second thoughts about her ability to potentially go head-to-head against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Additional reports signal dysfunction and low morale in her office.
Although she is still the recipient of largely positive media attention, the glowing coverage is not enough to convince many Americans that Harris is ready to be president.