Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling to gain support among Democrats, with only 73% of her own party approving of her job performance. However, her approval ratings among independents and Republicans are even lower, with just 36% and 15% respectively.
Despite her improved numbers among independents and Republicans, her approval among Democrats has dropped by 4 points since January. Her approval ratings among women and Hispanics are also at record lows.
Overall, only 43% of voters approve of the job she is doing, with 54% disapproving. This is somewhat better than the lows of 39% she hit in July 2022 and January 2023, but still down from her 50% approval in June 2021.
Harris’ personal favorability rating is net negative by 16 points, with 57% of voters having an unfavorable view of her. This includes a quarter of Democrats, two-thirds of independents, and over eight in 10 Republicans.
According to Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, her ratings reflect the highly partisan environment in which national politicians have a hard cap on approval ratings in the mid-forties. Harris is in the same boat as all the other national politicians.
Former Vice President Mike Pence’s favorability ratings are also underwater by 16 points, with a record-high unfavorable rating that includes majorities of Democrats and independents, and a sizable minority of four in 10 Republicans.
Looking back at the start of President Biden’s vice presidency in 2009, he had a 53% approval rating that hit a low of 38% in December 2009 before inching back up to 40% in September 2010 right before re-election efforts began.
Overall, Biden’s current job rating for president sits at 44% approve versus 55% disapprove.
The latest Fox News Poll, conducted from April 21-24, 2023, included interviews with 1,004 registered voters nationwide who were randomly selected from a voter file and spoke with live interviewers on both landlines and cellphones. The total sample has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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