Pollster: VP Harris has the “lowest feeling thermometer of any first-year VP”

Another day, another bad poll for Vice President Kamala Harris.

This time, according to the Washington Examiner, the poll has Harris with the worst numbers of any first-year vice president in almost three decades. 

The numbers

This latest poll comes from NBC News. Participants were asked whether they have a positive or a negative view of Harris, including whether they have a “very positive” or “very negative” view of her.

The pollster found that, overall, only 37 percent of participants indicated that they have a positive view of Harris. That’s compared to 46 percent who said that they have a negative view of her. Note the minus nine percentage point gap between the numbers.

In terms of the extremes, the pollster found that 19 percent of participants indicated that they have a “very positive” view of Harris and that 36 percent indicated that they have a “very negative” view of her. Here, note the minus seventeen percentage point gap between the two numbers.

The last vice president who had numbers this bad in their first year was Al Gore – that was 28 years ago in September of 1993. But, even Gore’s numbers weren’t as bad as Harris’s. Gore received, overall, 47 percent positive and 24 percent negative; and he received 17 percent very positive and 12 percent very negative.

And, remember those gaps that I pointed out above? Harris’s gaps are by far the worst.

The next closest, for example, for total positive versus total negative was former Vice President Pence, who had a minus one percentage point gap. And, for very positive versus very negative, the next closest gap was Joe Biden, 2009, who had a minus 6 percentage point gap.

Another record low

This poll is in line with several others that have found Harris to be a historically bad first-year vice president.

At the beginning of the month, for example, Breitbart released a report on two polls, one that was conducted by Gallup and one that was conducted by YouGov. These polls showed that Harris’s disapproval rating was around 47 or 48 percent.

This may not seem that bad, but what one has to remember is that, in general, vice presidents enjoy high popularity ratings. Putting things into context, those numbers – 47 or 48 percent – make Harris one of the least popular vice presidents in over four decades.

And, the even worse news for Harris is that there are no signs that these numbers are improving. If anything, they have only been getting worse.

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