How Kamala Harris' Approval Rating Stacks Up Against Joe Biden's After 6 Months in Office

A poll released on Wednesday shows slightly more Americans think Vice President Kamala Harris is not doing her job well compared to those who give her a positive evaluation. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden scored a higher favorability rating than his second-in-command in the survey.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll found Harris had a 47 percent unfavorable rating from the respondents, compared to the 45 percent who had a favorable opinion of her, and 5 percent who said they had no opinion of the vice president.

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A new poll shows slightly more people have an unfavorable opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris than a favorable one. In this photo, Harris delivers remarks at Howard University on July 08, 2021, in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In the same poll, 52 percent of people who responded said they had a favorable opinion of Biden, while 45 percent said they had a negative one, and 3 percent had no opinion. (Two percent in the poll said they had never heard of Harris, while everyone indicated they had heard of Biden.)

Harris' rating, however, does fall within the margin of error, which was listed as plus or minus two points. The Politico/Morning Consult survey was conducted from July 16 through July 18 and included the opinions of 1,997 registered voters.

Another recent poll from The Economist/YouGov had similar findings. That survey taken from July 10 through July 13 of U.S. adults found 44 percent of respondents said they had either a very or somewhat favorable opinion of Harris, while 48 percent had a very or somewhat unfavorable opinion of her.

Meanwhile, 51 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Biden, and 45 percent had an unfavorable one in The Economist/YouGov poll.

The margin of error was plus or minus three points in The Economist/YouGov poll, which featured responses from 1,500 American adults, including 1,292 people who identified as registered voters.

Harris scored slightly better when the results of The Economist/YouGov poll were isolated to only those respondents who said they were registered voters. Forty-six percent of registered voters in the poll had a favorable opinion of her, while 48 percent had a negative one. Biden's ratings among registered voters was 52 percent favorable to 46 percent unfavorable.

However, Harris scored better than her predecessor in the recent Politico/Morning Consult survey. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable opinion of former Vice President Mike Pence. Forty-one percent had a favorable opinion of Pence, while 10 percent said they had no opinion of him.

Harris also scored higher than the next most prominent member of the federal government, fellow Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Fifty-six percent of the Politico/Morning Consult poll respondents had an unfavorable opinion of the Speaker, while 33 percent said they had a favorable one. and 9 percent said they held no opinion of her.