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December 19, 2023

Even Kamala Harris Is Outpolling Joe Biden

It’s not that she’s likable, but rather that the president is so widely disliked.

Well, Kamala Harris isn’t the least popular politician in America — not by a long shot, actually. That dubious distinction doesn’t even go to Joe Biden. Nope, the least-liked swamp creature in the country is still Mitch McConnell.

But the much-hated McConnell is also not the point of this story; Harris is.

In fact, new polling shows her approval rating has edged up to 35%, which tops her boss’s 34%. In other polls, the vice president has been inching ahead of the president for about a month now, and we confess that leaves us scratching our heads.

Low poll numbers are also reportedly a source of great irritation for Joe and Jill Biden. They should stop to think how the rest of us feel.

Back to Harris. “We all watched the television coverage of just yesterday,” she once thoughtfully opined. “That’s on top of everything else that we know and don’t know yet, based on what we’ve just been able to see. And because we’ve seen it or not doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. But just limited to what we have seen.”

Kamala and her truly dizzying intellect are competing with Biden for the most incoherent politician in America.

Voters especially hate the way the Biden administration has handled (we’d say caused) the two biggest crises in America today: immigration (69%) and inflation (68%). Given that Harris is Biden’s “border czar,” she ought to be thoroughly disliked. Then again, voters don’t necessarily associate Harris with the border, especially since she hasn’t even been there since June 2021.

To be sure, we in our humble shop tend to be rather poll-averse because, as we’ve said for decades, pollaganda is the Leftmedia’s effort to control public opinion by using polls. That’s why we take even increasingly numerous polls showing Donald Trump beating Biden with a block of salt.

That doesn’t mean those polls aren’t impacting big decisions, which is precisely why Harris’s shift is intriguing. Indeed, we’ve long thought that it’s highly likely that Biden will not be the Democrat nominee in 2024. Another new poll reveals that 54% of Democrat primary voters want someone to replace Biden.

How that happens is a matter of serious debate.

Clearly, Democrats (and 57% of Americans in general) don’t like Harris any better, which doesn’t really commend her for the top job if Biden steps stumbles aside. Arguably, the reason Harris’s polls numbers have improved is her recent disappearing act.

But we also don’t doubt it causes serious nausea for Democrats to contemplate picking someone like Gavin Newsom or Gretchen Whitmer to replace the First Black Female Vice President™. Those genetic traits, rather than any skill or talent, were Biden’s self-acknowledged primary criteria for selecting Harris as his running mate, and Democrats can’t just discard her easily. That’s why we called her Biden’s impeachment insurance way back in mid-2021.

Still, Trump doesn’t fare anywhere near as well against any Democrat not named Biden, and you can bet your far less valuable bottom dollar that Democrats are strategizing about how to pull Biden off stage left. These polls greatly inform those discussions.

(Edited)

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