Polls: Kamala Least Popular Vice President in Modern History

Polls: Kamala Least Popular Vice President in Modern History

August 2, 2021

The Telegraph reported over the weekend that “two recent polls both showed 46 percent of Americans approved of Kamala Harris, with 47 percent and 48 percent disapproving,” making her the least popular vice president since the 1970’s after only six months in office.

According to Gallup, 42.1 percent approved of former Vice President Mike Pence’s performance at the same point in his term while 41.9 percent disapproved. “The previous vice president — Biden — had an approval rating above 50 percent after six months. Before that Dick Cheney, and Al Gore, were in the 60s at the same stage,” the report stated. “Even Dan Quayle, the much-mocked vice president of George H.W. Bush, had an approval rating of 43 percent, and disapproval of just 22 percent, with 34 percent undecided.”

“Bush himself was a popular vice president under Ronald Reagan, as was his predecessor Walter Mondale, who became Jimmy Carter’s vice president in 1976,” the report concluded.

A recent Economist/YouGov poll the Telegraph also found 41 percent of voters ages 18-29 had an “unfavorable” view of Harris, while only 36 percent viewed her “favorably.”

A recent survey from the Convention of States Action and Trafalgar Group found that a majority of likely voters and almost half of the members of her own party do not believe Harris is ready to step into the presidential role.

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