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Vice President Kamala Harris has admitted that she and President Joe Biden “have a lot of work to do” in the event that they need to beat again what more and more seems to be one other problem from former President Donald Trump to stay within the White House subsequent yr.
Harris made the remarks outdoors the White House after Democrats carried out properly in races throughout the nation earlier this month, although she and Biden will not be polling properly across the nation.
“It was a good night. And the president and I obviously have a lot of work to do to earn our re-election. But I am confident we’re going to win,” she stated.
During an interview on “60 Minutes” the Sunday forward of the elections, Harris assured Biden’s re-election after being requested why the president was neck and neck with former President Donald Trump.
CBS’ Bill Whitaker questioned the vp about why she and Biden had been polling so near Trump regardless of the previous president’s ongoing authorized issues.
“The Biden-Harris ticket is running neck and neck with Donald Trump. Why are you not 30 points ahead?” Whitaker requested.
Harris said that she isn’t a political pundit, however that the selection can be clear when Americans vote on Election Day subsequent yr.
“Bill, we’re going to win. Let me just tell you that. We’re going to win. I’m aware and I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. But we will win,” she stated.
“You say that with such conviction,” Whitaker responded.
“I have no doubt, but I also have no doubt it’s going to be a lot of work. And everyone’s going to have to participate. This is a democracy,” she continued. “I look at it more as let’s keep getting out there. And, as with any election, we got to make our case to the American people. That’s part of our responsibility. And that’s this process. And that’s what it is. And that’s a fair process.”
Americans are more and more involved about Biden’s obvious psychological standing decline and are nervous about Harris taking his place, as she has constantly polled under him — and his numbers aren’t good. The newest instance occurred this week.
During a press convention in Woodside, Calif., throughout talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Biden acknowledged that he was instructed to name on a reporter from CBS News however admitted he couldn’t bear in mind the journalist’s title.
“I’m embarrassed,” Biden stated, wanting down at cue playing cards, which he incessantly makes use of. “I think it’s CBS, but I can’t remember who at CBS. And I’m sorry.”
According to a White House transcript, the report was by CBS News’ Weijia Jiang.
BIDEN: “I’m embarrassed. I think it’s CBS, but I can’t remember who at CBS. Uhh…” pic.twitter.com/DFknUcQimS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 16, 2023
A video montage of Biden put out by the Republican National Committee’s analysis division final week paints a disturbing image of a commander-in-chief affected by a worsening psychological capability.
The montage accommodates a number of clips of Biden mumbling and stumbling by way of sentences whereas, at different instances, he seems to neglect what he’s making an attempt to say. Other clips present him confused and rambling.
This is Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
He’s not taking part in with a full deck.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 13, 2023
Biden, who at 80 years outdated is the oldest commander-in-chief within the nation’s historical past, continues to point out indicators of getting old: His speech is hindered, he journeys and falls loads, the White House has taken measures to keep away from having him in bodily and mentally awkward positions, and there are actual considerations that, ought to he win subsequent yr, he gained’t stay out his time period.
Should the latter state of affairs come up, that might imply, after all, that Harris would change into president. And nobody in both social gathering needs to see that, a number of reviews have stated.
The information web site 1945 reviews: “According to an NBC poll from June, just 32% of Americans believe that Harris is doing a good job—a number that matched a poll from August 2022 showing virtually the same figures. The same poll found that 49% of Americans hold a negative opinion of the vice president, with some 39% telling pollsters that they have a ‘very negative’ view of her. It gave Harris a net negative approval rating of -17 percent.”
The outlet added: “After years of worsening approval ratings and polls repeatedly showing Harris to be one of the least popular and most divisive politicians in modern American history, even White House strategists are reportedly worried that the vice president could tank Biden’s chances in 2024. It’s not just the White House and high-profile Democrats coming to her defense, though; the media’s doing it too.”