Both President Biden and Vice President Harris will be running for reelection in 2024, and they may face off against Republican frontrunner and former president Donald Trump.
After the first half of 2023, Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating was lower than President Joe Biden’s, although it had been relatively constant since January.
As of the 26th of June, polling data compiled by FiveThirtyEight showed that the vice president’s popularity rating was at 39.2 percent, while Harris’s disapproval rating was at 51.3 percent.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s numbers, the vice president’s approval rating was at 40.1% on January 1, 2023, while her disapproval rating was at 50.8%.
However, Harris’ current approval rating of 39.2 percent is higher than it has been in recent weeks. On September 3, 2022, the vice president’s approval rating was 37.4 percent, based data compiled by FiveThirtyEight. Harris had a net approval rating of -14.7 percent on that day, with 52.1 percent of respondents disapproving of him.
President Biden’s net approval rating has dropped from -8.0 on January 1 to -11.9 on June 27—a drop of 3.9 points—but it has not yet reached the level of his lowest point, when it was -19.7 in July 2022.
FiveThirtyEight utilizes its own scoring system to examine polls conducted by credible polling organizations.
There was considerable speculation that Harris would be replaced as Biden’s running partner in 2024, but even before he officially announced his candidacy, Biden made it plain that she would be his running mate once again.
Harris has had a lower popularity rating than Biden during their time in office, and other surveys have suggested that the public has a generally poor image of the vice president in general.
From June 16-20, NBC commissioned Hart Research Associates and Public Opinion Strategies to conduct a study among 1,000 American adults regarding their views on Harris. The survey indicated that 49% of respondents had an unfavorable view of Harris, with 39% holding a “very negative” view and 10% holding a “somewhat negative” view.
Among those polled, 16% held a “neutral” view of the vice president, 21% had a “somewhat positive” one, and 11% held a “very positive” view; 3% were undecided.
Harris is Biden’s preferred running mate, and the Democrats have shown no signs of trying to oust her off the ticket.