What does America think of Kamala Harris?

By Matt Stiles and Ryan Murphy

The Times is tracking the latest national opinion polls to help gauge how voters view Vice President Kamala Harris. A California native, Harris is the first female, Black, and South Asian American to serve as the nation’s second in command.

As of Aug. 24, 43% of registered voters had a favorable opinion of Harris and 49% had an unfavorable opinion — a net rating of -6 percentage points, according to a Times average. This page will update as new polls arrive.

Since taking office, Harris has been assigned one of the administration’s thorniest issues: stemming the influx of immigrants attempting to cross U.S. borders. Republicans have sought to make her the face of an issue that they believe could help them politically.

After taking on that role, Harris’ approval ratings began to decline, with unfavorable opinions surpassing favorable ones in June. Whether the decline is directly related to the immigration debate is uncertain, however, as the dip in her approval also corresponds to a small decline in President Biden’s job approval.

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