With his domestic agenda at risk of failure and the prospect rising of a Democratic drubbing in the midterms, Biden needs to act swiftly to rescue his term.Even as Biden announced the terms last week of a $1.75 trillion framework to salvage his signature "Build Back Better" legislation—cut in half from the bill's original $3.5 trillion price tag—his approval rating was taking a beating. The latest Real Clear Politics average has just 42 percent of Americans approving of the job Biden has done so far, while 52 percent disapprove; that represents a sharp downturn over the past two months and a nearly 14-point drop overall from his post-inauguration peak of close to 56 percent.
President Joe Biden may have hit the lowest approval rating of his presidency at 38%, but at least he is better-liked than Vice President Kamala Harris. According to the latest USA Today/Suffolk poll, just 28% of voters approve of the job Harris is doing as vice president, while 51% disapprove.
Voters were not asked to explain why they disapprove of Harris, but a recent report on Harris's efforts to help Biden on immigration shows why she is disliked by Democrats and Republicans alike:
One reflection of the White House’s struggles is the low profile of Vice President Harris, who has little role in the internal debates, the current and former officials said, including two who characterized her as “completely irrelevant.”
Kamala Harris — a 2024 problem for Biden and the Democrats
If the midterms turn out to be a Democratic repudiation, stick a fork in Joe Biden’s presidency.A USA Today/Suffolk University poll conducted last week had Biden's job approval rating dipping to 38 percent, with 59 percent disapproving. Also, 64 percent of the registered voters surveyed opposed Biden running for reelection, including 28 percent of Democrats.
Biden last spring tasked Harris with addressing the “root causes” of illegal migration from Central America. She quickly fell into a political morass of Republican mockery and left-wing outrage at her calls for migrants to stay home.
Since then, Harris has mostly kept her distance from border issues, and the growing share of migrants arriving from beyond Mexico and Central America has left the root-causes strategy looking inadequate.
The “root cause” of the border crisis is President Biden’s “catch and release” policy at the southern border. As long as migrants from around the world know they will be released into the United States to go wherever they want after they are caught at the border, only more will come.
But Harris can’t admit this. So her mission to go to Central America and convince people to stay home was doomed to fail before she ever left.
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It is hard being a vice president since you can’t really set any policy. But you can at least avoid your boss’s worst policies, and Harris should avoid Biden’s open borders policies like the plague.
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They exemplify the Democratic Party’s electoral deficiencies, while bringing their own personal political weaknesses to the equation. If this is really the choice Democrats would face should Biden decline to run, they better hope he defies age, bounces back to robust political health and is prepared to serve again well into his 80s. Because Harris and Buttigieg are options that should have Republicans much more excited than Democrats. Harris flamed out in the 2020 Democratic nomination well before the Iowa caucuses, unable to settle on a message or a political identity. She constantly chased the hot new thing.