Since President Biden has not yet disclosed whether or not he will seek re-election in 2024, there is a great deal of conjecture about the potential candidates who would run in his stead. The 2024 election season is already getting ready to enter its full swing. As the second-in-command, Vice President Kamala Harris is a natural choice as a prospective contender to succeed Vice President Joe Biden. Is she going to enter herself into the competition?
Everything you need to know about the potential candidacy of Vice President Harris for the presidency in 2024 is as follows:
What are people’s thoughts on the possibility of Harris becoming vice president?
Despite a recent boost in her popularity rating, current surveys indicate that the public’s impression of Harris is still somewhat negative heading into the midterm elections. FiveThirtyEight, an organisation that compiles polling data, found that 50.5% of Americans do not approve of Harris, while only 38.4% approve of her.
Republican detractors have placed a special emphasis on Harris’ position in the administration’s immigration policy as a result of their criticism. Harris came under especially heavy criticism after she stated that the borders of the United States were secure, and leaders in border areas chastised her for not visiting the region more frequently. In September, Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott selected Harris’ property as a possible location to transport migrants. On the same day that he delivered the first two buses to Harris’s residence in Washington, D.C., Abbott put out the following tweet: “We will continue delivering migrants to sanctuary cities like D.C. until President Biden and Border Czar Harris stand up and do their duties to protect the border.”
During an appearance on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, Harris responded to Abbott’s comments about relocating the migrants by criticising Abbott’s actions. According to Harris, “they’ve fled severe harm, and they’re flocking here [to the United States] seeking sanctuary.” “And talk about political theatre — I mean, playing games with people’s lives… Those who do this should be ashamed of themselves. You should know that there were moms exiting those buses with sleeping kids in their arms.” Tim Ryan (Democrat), who is running against J.D. Vance (Republican) for the Senate seat in Ohio, recently criticised Harris’ position on border safety during a discussion between the two candidates. Ryan had the following response when he was asked whether he agreed with Kamala Harris’ declaration that the border is secure: “Kamala Harris is just incorrect on that.”
It would appear that Harris is working to improve her public image as the midterm elections draw near. According to Politico, she has recently recruited a new speech writer, making this the third individual to hold that post since she became Vice President. Some of her previous remarks have been called into question, notably the one that she gave in Guatemala in which she warned migrants to “do not come.” Due to several personnel leaving their positions, Harris’ office had a difficult time getting off the ground at the beginning of her term. According to Fox News, this quick turnover includes Harris’s previous speech writer and the vice president’s domestic policy advisor Rohini Kosoglu, both of whom have worked for Harris since her days in the Senate.
Is Harris planning to run for president again in 2024?
There has been no official declaration made by Harris on whether or not she would seek the presidency in 2024. An analyst for The Washington Post has placed Harris towards the top of the list of probable competitors for the Democratic primary if Joe Biden decides not to run for re-election. In the meanwhile, the public is patiently waiting for Biden to determine whether he would seek re-election.
Harris stated that she was “extremely pleased” of her work as vice president under Biden in an interview that was broadcast on NBC’s Meet the Press. She also reaffirmed that she was dedicated to pursuing another term for the administration if Biden opted to run for another term in office.
“The current president has made it very obvious that he plans to seek for reelection. And if he does, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be there there by him, “— I quote her. Biden has given indications that he is likely to run for office again, although he has not formally launched a campaign as of yet.
There is a growing body of evidence that lends credence to the hypothesis that Harris is working to position himself to take advantage of the alternative. Harris made a recent trip to Michigan with the purpose of campaigning for Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is seeking re-election. According to the Los Angeles Times, several political experts suggested that the campaign previewed a prospective battle between the two candidates for either the presidential election in 2024 or the presidential election in 2028. The two candidates look to be good buddies.
Has Biden decided to run?
If Joe Biden runs for president in 2024, Kamala Harris’s chances of becoming a serious contender will improve significantly. Although he has not yet made a public announcement that he would seek re-election, Biden has made it clear that he has every intention of doing so in the future.
Biden stated that it was too early for him to make a formal declaration owing to the obligations that were associated with that choice during an interview that he gave to the programme 60 Minutes that aired on CBS News in September. He made it clear that his words of intention are not a guarantee that he will carry them through. This decision is not yet finalised at this time.
“Look, my aim, as I said at the outset, is that I would run again,” Biden said. “Look, I’m not going to lie to you.” “However, this is only an intention. But is it a done deal that I would run for office once more? What happens next is still up in the air.”
What do Americans think of the possibility that Harris would be on the ballot if Biden decided not to run?
Democratic operatives and political strategists have been engaging in speculative analysis over Harris’ chances of becoming president in 2024. Some people are under the impression that supporting Harris would be a bad idea since she lacks the strength to compete effectively against more dangerous adversaries. They highlight the expanding number of other prospective candidates for the Democratic primary who are making some headway in the polls. A significant number of political analysts are of the opinion that she would not stand a chance against probable Republican contenders such as Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis of Florida (R).
The findings of this poll suggest that these strategists may have an incorrect understanding of the potential support Harris enjoys among Democratic voters. The results of recent polls indicate that voters are considering their alternatives for a Democratic primary that will not include Joe Biden, and it appears that voters are leaning toward selecting Kamala Harris as the party’s next nominee. A survey conducted in September by Morning Consult and Politico revealed that Harris was in the lead among possible contenders for the presidency if Joe Biden did not run. The study found that 28 percent of likely voters would like to see her on the ballot. The survey also found that the percentage of respondents who think Joe Biden should seek reelection has increased, going from 51 percent in the previous poll to 59 percent in the most recent one.
According to The New York Times, former Connecticut Senator Chris J. Dodd, who is a close supporter of Joe Biden’s, commended the work that Kamala Harris has done thus far as vice president while also projecting a potential position on the ballot for her in 2024. “Dodd added, “I’m hoping the president runs for re-election, but for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to think there would be a short list without Kamala’s name on it.” “I’m hoping the president runs for re-election.” She now serves in the position of Vice President of the United States.”
If the election in 2024 is still up in the air, the results of the Harvard CAPS/Harris survey conducted in October provide a positive picture for Harris. With 25 percent of the respondents’ votes, Harris is in the lead among the pool of possible contenders for the presidential race in 2024 in the event that Joe Biden does not run. In a made-up scenario in which Joe Biden is competing against other Democrats in the primary election for the Democratic nomination, he defeats Kamala Harris by a margin of 37 percent to 13 percent.
The survey was carried out by Morning Consult and Politico from September 23-25 among 751 Democratic registered voters, and it had an unweighted margin of error of +/-4 percentage points. Between October 11 and October 15, 2010, the Harvard CAPS/Harris conducted an online poll of 2010 registered voters.