There’s been a lot of news about a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll that found Kamala Harris’s net favorability rating had dropped into negative territory. But what a lot of the news hasn’t covered is that the negative favorability was driven entirely by female voters.
Males who responded to the poll actually had a net positive view of Harris, while females’ net negative view was so large it more than outweighed that of the men.
Both groups of women identifying themselves as Independents and Republicans had negative views of Harris. Only women who identified as Democrats reported positive favorability of Harris.
The Hill reports that Harris’s first few months, loaded with gaffes and missteps, have been hard on her reputation. Alex Gangitano writes:
Harris’s popularity has decreased from the June Morning Consult-Politico poll that showed her breaking even at 46 percent favorable to 46 percent unfavorable. She faced intense criticism over her trip late last month to the southern border, where she opted to not go to the Rio Grande Valley or another area facing the brunt of the migration crisis.
Instead, she traveled to El Paso, Texas, made no policy announcements, and declared the appearance productive. Her visit followed scrutiny after she laughed at a question while in Guatemala about why she had not visited the border, pointing out that she also had not gone to Europe.
Her rocky few months in office has also been met with scandals over staff departures and criticism over her work pushing through voting rights legislation.
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