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Not yet: Forty-three percent have ‘very unfavorable’ view of Kamala Harris and split on her being president

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/26/2021 Paul Bedard
a woman wearing a suit and tie walking down the street: Vice President Kamala Harris, second right, and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, accompany former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, on the Capitol steps in the traditional send-off, following the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. © Melina Mara/AP Vice President Kamala Harris, second right, and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, accompany former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, on the Capitol steps in the traditional send-off, following the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

America is not quite there yet on Vice President Kamala Harris, with a sizable viewing her unfavorably and the nation overall split on her becoming the first female president.

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 51% have an unfavorable view of her. And most, 43% expressed a “very unfavorable” opinion, a sour note to her debut on the world stage today as she addresses the United Nations Monday on the global coronavirus crisis.

Rasmussen noted that a majority of likely voters do not believe that she is qualified to take over for President Biden. But the nation is split on the question. Some 50% said that she is not qualified and 46% did.

Still, despite those numbers, the public is expecting big things from Harris, tasked to handle the immigration crisis in her supporting role.

In a third question, Rasmussen asked if the public believes that Harris’ role will be as “important” as former Vice President Mike Pence’s in the Trump administration, when he was tagged to head the virus task force and keep the evangelical community close to former President Trump.

Overall, 52% said that she will, and just 30% said she won’t. Even Republicans weren’t widely split, with 38% agreeing that she will play a big role versus 44% who do not think she’ll fill Pence’s shoes.

Tags: Washington Secrets, Biden Administration, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Rassmussen Polls, Rasmussen

Original Author: Paul Bedard

Original Location: Not yet: Forty-three percent have ‘very unfavorable’ view of Kamala Harris and split on her being president

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