Poll Finds Almost 60% Think Kamala Harris Won’t Win as Presidential Nominee

Recent polling suggests that voters have serious doubts that Vice President Kamala Harris could win a presidential election if she was the Democrat nominee.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted in late May, only 34 percent of respondents believe that Harris is either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to win if she was the Democrat nominee in 2028. Another 57 percent believe that the Vice President is either “not too likely” or “not likely at all” to win.

While three out of five Democrats believe that Kamala could win a presidential election, only 25 percent of Independent voters agreed.

When asked if they thought Kamala Harris would make a good president, only 40 percent of respondents said “definitely” or “probably.” The majority, 51 percent, said “definitely not” or “probably not.”

The poll also found that support for Vice President Harris, like President Joe Biden, is underwater, with only 42 percent saying they had a favorable view of the vice president while 52 percent had an unfavorable view.

When asked if Biden should replace Harris on the 2024 presidential ticket, a grim 36 percent of respondents said yes while 39 percent said Biden should keep Harris on the ticket.

Respondents were also asked to rate how much they trusted Kamala Harris on various policy issues and her position on abortion received the highest rating, with 51 percent saying they “probably” or “definitely” trusted Harris on abortion.

On Immigration, an issue President Biden placed in Harris’ hands early on, 50 percent of respondents said they “probably” or “definitely” did not trust the vice president to handle immigration issues.

Vice President Harris will likely face more scrutiny from voters than vice presidents typically receive in an election because of President Biden’s advanced age. If Biden did win in November, he would be starting his second term at the age of 82.

While the vast majority of Democrats polled believe that Harris is both a strong leader and trustworthy, only about a third of Independents feel the same.