Vice President Kamala Harris has no doubts that she and President Biden will prevail in 2024.
“We will be re-elected. We will be re-elected, insisted Harris during an interview excerpt broadcast on “CBS Mornings”.
“There is too much at stake and the American people know it.”
Harris, who lost the Democratic Party nod to Biden in 2020, scared Republican critics this week when she noted that as vice president she “may have to take the relay “.
“I answer your hypothesis, but Joe Biden will be fine. So it’s not going to happen,” Harris told an Associated Press reporter on Wednesday.
“Each vice-president understands that when he takes the oath, he must be very clear about the responsibility he may have by taking the office of president.
“I am no different.”
At 80, Biden is currently the oldest president in US history. He would be 82 at the start of a hypothetical second term and 86 at the end of it.
Republicans like Nikki Haley, 51, a candidate in the 2024 election, have issued grim warnings of what would happen to the country if Harris, 58, wins the presidency.
But Harris sought to allay those concerns.
“I work with Joe Biden every day,” Harris told CBS. “The work done by our administration under the leadership of Joe Biden is transformative. I think the American people want above all a leader who really gets things done.
Harris and Biden launched their re-election campaign in April, coinciding with the anniversary of Biden’s 2020 campaign debut.
But early polls show a tight overall race.
Biden is trailing nearly every major Republican contender in the 2024 election, though mostly within the margin of error, according to a recent CNN poll.
Biden has a 0.4 percentage point advantage over former President Donald Trump, 77, the Republican Party frontrunner in the latest RealClearPolitics poll.
Harris started the day in Jakarta, Indonesia, wrapping up his visit to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit on behalf of Biden before flying out early Thursday morning.
Biden was due to leave on Thursday evening for the annual meeting of the Group of 20, which will take place in New Delhi, India, from September 7-10.
Critics of Harris quickly escalated over his insistence that the stakes were too high in 2024.
“Correct. Too much at stake. Under #PresidentBiden: – inflation is up, – crime is up, – American leadership is in decline. Americans know who will #MakeAmericaGreatAgain. Again, ” Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) tweeted.
“Imagine that, with ‘too much at stake’ (which it is), EVERYONE wants the current Obama administration to stay in power,” national security commentator Drew Berquist wrote.
“I seriously doubt it!” user David posted with an image from an NBC poll showing his underwater preference rating with 32% positives and 49% negatives.
At least one user appeared to criticize conservative critics who ridiculed Harris’ insistence on his victory with Biden.
“If you’re convinced @realDonaldTrump is going to win, why do you care what she says? #Elections2024”, user Trim Ademi wrote.
Despite Republican criticism, Harris and Biden bragged about progress in the economy, such as slowing inflation and low unemployment. Jobless claims recently plunged to their lowest levels since February.
Harris’ favor rating is between 36.8% favorable and 55.2% unfavorable, according to the latest RealClearPolitics aggregate.
His boss’s rating fluctuates between 40.1% favorable and 55.9% unfavorable, according to the RealClearPolitics aggregate.
That of Trump stands at 38.4% favorable against 57.1% unfavorable.