Black voters aren’t too happy about Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris, so say recent polls.
Since the former Vice President picked the Indian-Jamaican Senator from California, the media has been fawning over her. But voters feel differently.
Rasmussen reported that after national telephone and online survey finds that 76 percent of Likely Democratic Voters have a favorable impression of Harris, including 48 percent who have a Very Favorable impression.
And while just 18 percent of Democrats have an unfavorable view of California’s former attorney general, with 11 percent who say Very Unfavorable, Black voters really don’t feel the same.
Black voters surveyed by Rasmussen said they were one third LESS likely to vote for the Democratic Party ticket because of the Harris pick.
The National Pulse’s Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam explained earlier this week how Harris’s ethnic background does not give her the ability to call herself “African-American” in the strictest sense:
While the media will continue to portray Harris as African-American, it’s important to note her mother was from India, and her father from Jamaica.
That’s not typically what people think of when they say “African-American”. I’m Indian, for example, and I don’t go around pretending to be black.
Among all voters, 49 percent view Harris favorably and 44 percent view her unfavorably, with 28 percent who say Very Favorable and 33 per cent saying Very Unfavorable.
In other words, Harris looks unlikely to given Biden the shot in the arm his campaign needs.