According to a recent poll, most Democrats are “very comfortable” with Vice President Kamala Harris becoming commander in chief if President Joe Biden is unable to serve.
On Tuesday (June 13), Suffolk University/USA Today released a poll showing that about 86 percent of Democratic Biden voters described being “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with Harris succeeding Biden as President if the duo is re-elected to a four-year term, but Biden is prevented from completing the full term.
Poll results show strong Democratic support for the vice president, despite generally bleak approval ratings.
However, 73 percent of Democrats approve of Harris’s performance as vice president, according to a Fox News poll conducted in April.
In June, GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley highlighted that voting for Biden is “actually a vote for President Harris, emphasizing that Candidates were actually “running against Kamala Harris.”
“Kamala Harris is going to be President of the United States if Joe Biden wins this election,” Haley declared.
Harris has been announced as Biden’s running mate in 2024, although a Monmouth University poll in May showed her approval rating among all likely voters remains low at 37 percent.
Harris reportedly will receive a $10 million campaign boost this month amid continued low approval ratings and concerns about the health of Biden, who is in his 80s, ahead of the next election.
The Suffolk poll showed that among Democratic and independent respondents, 37 percent said Biden’s age would make them less likely to vote for him in the next term, while 56 percent said it didn’t matter.
When asked who they would vote for if the Democratic primary were held now, 58 percent said Biden, 21 percent were undecided; about 15 percent said they would choose Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to represent the party in 2024, and 6 percent shared support for Marianne Williamson on the ticket.
According to the survey, 66 percent of respondents think that the country is currently moving in the wrong direction.
The Suffolk University/USA Today poll was conducted June 5-9, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.