Majority of Americans ‘not confident’ Kamala Harris is ready to be president: poll
A new poll from Convention of States Action found nearly 60% of those surveyed are not confident that Vice President Kamala Harris is ready to become president.
“Today, we’re learning voters think Kamala Harris’ tenure as vice president has been a disaster, and she’s absolutely not ready to step in and take his [Biden’s] place,” said the president of the Convention of States Action, Mark Meckler.
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The poll, conducted in partnership with the Trafalgar Group, found that 58.6% of the electorate is “not confident at all” that Harris is ready to become president. An additional 5% said they were “not very confident.”
Uncertainty over Harris becoming the Commander in Chief is shared across party lines as 42.6% of Democrats said they were not very confident or not confident at all in her ability to replace Biden.
Among Republicans, 83.8% said they are “not confident at all” in Harris becoming president, while 59.1% of those not affiliated with a party said the same.
Only 22.2% of those surveyed said they were “very confident” in Harris’ readiness to become president.
The poll conducted between July 12 and July 13 surveyed 1,161 likely general election voters with a margin of error of 2.88%.
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Harris received criticism from both Republcians and Democrats over her handling of the ongoing southern border crisis, which President Joe Biden put her in charge of back in March. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced during June illegal border crossings topped 180,000, a 450% increase from last year.
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Harris made her first official visit to the southern border as vice president last month following her trip to Latin America to address the “root causes” of migration. However, a comprehensive plan to address the crisis has yet to be released from the White House.