As the first female vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris grabbed headlines and established herself as a potential rising star in the Democratic Party. Her popularity didn’t last long since she rapidly ran into trouble over topics like border security and illegal immigration.
She may run for president in 2024, according to rumors that surfaced and disappeared. She is now much less popular than before, according to a recent survey, and the departure of yet another employee hasn’t improved her reputation.
After the vice president’s rocky first year in office, Jamal Simmons, who started working under Harris in January 2022, was helpful in putting the team back on track.
Approval Rating for Kamala Harris Dips As Her Office Loses Another Top Staffer https://t.co/zzUQqMbtvO— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) January 12, 2023
The communications assistant only decided to accept the employment for a year since he intended to go to New York with his family after that time. He described working with Harris as an honor and a privilege, and the employee seems to be departing amicably. Simmons’ post is now being sought for by Harris’ office.
Since Harris initially assumed office, the vice president’s wing has experienced several departures from the government, including Simmons’. A former employee who called Harris a bully stated Harris was unpleasant to work with.
Whatever the cause, there seems to be a significant turnover. Most notably, Tina Flournoy, Harris’ first chief of staff, left her position in March 2022 after only serving the vice president for a short period of time (she is currently on her third speechwriter).
At this point in time, Harris arguably needs Simmons’ assistance the most. In the first week of 2023, she had a 39% approval rating, with 53% of US citizens dissatisfied with her performance.
The nearly constant declines in support for President Joe Biden are also reflected in the data, which might have an impact on her total support.