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The latest approval rating polls are out, and there’s bad news for Democrats who thought Kamala Harris would be the perfect partner for Sleepy & Sometimes/Always Confused Joe Biden. Things are so bad for Harris that there are rumblings by Democratic strategists that Harris could become a liability during the midterms, according to The Hill.
It gets worse. After six months of being Sleepy Joe’s handler, Kamala Harris is “viewed less favorably” than the president. Her unfavorable rating, according to Real Clear Politics, is at 46% while Biden’s is at 43%. In an Economist/YouGov poll released last week, Harris’ unfavorable rating hit a whopping 48%.
“As of right now, I think she has the potential of doing more harm than good for some of these candidates,” a Democratic strategist told The Hill. “My sense is she’ll probably raise a lot of money and maybe she’ll go to some specific districts, but they’ll have to be really strategic with her.”
“She doesn’t have the standing at this moment to go to a lot of these tighter districts.”
Mike Pence’s unfavorable rating at the same time in office was at 41.9%.
In a poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group from July 12-July 13, 58.6% of those polled said they weren’t confident at all in Kamala Harris being ready to be president. In total, 63.6% had no confidence in Harris assuming the presidency.
Harris, who’s been assigned to fix the border crisis, doesn’t exactly seem ready to do anything with a problem that seems to have exploded over the weekend when Fox News reporter Bill Melugin reported on a massive surge of migrants at the Mission, Texas entry point.
NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/AsAygsO966
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 1, 2021
What happened to the migrants who came to the border? Melugin reports they’ll be dispersed across the United States by a Catholic charity. Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar tweeted Saturday that “Our DHS agents, and border communities, are overwhelmed and must be prioritized.”
“Something has to change!” he added.
Cuellar and Sen. Lindsey Graham have called on Biden to appoint a “border czar” to deal with a problem that hasn’t been corrected by Harris, who made a trip this summer to El Paso for a photo op.
“They don’t need pats on the back. They need help down there on the border,” Cuellar said last week. “Something has to change when it comes to border immigration issues.”
Now just imagine Kamala Harris as president.
NEW: All morning long we’ve watched Border Patrol drop off multiple bus loads of migrants at a Catholic charity in downtown McAllen, where they are given food & shelter before they take buses and flights across the United States. Buses arriving every 30 minutes so far. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Yon4rpN3VZ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 2, 2021
Our DHS agents, & border communities, are overwhelmed & must be prioritized. DHS will again encounter over 180,000 immigrants at the southern border during July—adding to the more than 1M immigrants that have arrived at the southern border in FY21. Something has to change! pic.twitter.com/VszU8txBEN
— Rep. Henry Cuellar (@RepCuellar) July 31, 2021