(Liberty Bell) – If voters across the country liked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), they probably would have voted for her during the primaries.
But they didn’t.
She dropped out of the race early on but has found herself on the ballot under Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.
VP picks aren’t always the top concern for voters, but when it comes to Harris, she is so very repellant, she’s been a game-changer.
BizPac Review reports:
A group of Michigan voters who cast ballots for President Obama but then voted for GOP nominee Donald Trump in 2016 said they’ll back him again in 2020 because of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.
In a post-event focus group forum hosted by Axios following Harris’ debate last week with Vice President Mike Pence, the vast majority said they were going to stick with President Trump because they believe at some point during a Biden presidency Harris would ascend to the Oval Office, and they don’t want that.
“Biden’s not going to make it four years, so Kamala Harris is going to be president and I have zero trust she can be president, so I’m just picking the lesser of two evils at this point,” one participant, ‘Shelley D’ said.
All 13 members of the group agreed.
While polls show that Biden leads Trump in Michigan by 6 points according to the RealClearPolitics average, Trump did win the Democrat stronghold state by very slim margins in 2016.
Now, he’s got a record to run on, and hasn’t neglected campaigning in the state or speaking directly to iron range workers often during his run.
“I’m going to have to stick with [Trump] because I don’t know if the left will make due on the promises they’re saying right now,” Adam M. said.
Some members of the focus group thought that Harris had won the vice presidential debate, which actually has them “scared” that Biden might win.
“I’m fearful of this woman because she knows how to strike chords with the people of America,” said Matt T, according to Axios. “She’s basically utilizing everything that has happened this year to attack the Trump campaign and she does it in such a way that she’s making really strong points, but I don’t think they’re true. So she’s coming across very powerful.”
A focus group of 15 undecided voters put together by pollster Frank Luntz had strong feelings about Harris following the debate, but they weren’t good feelings.
She was described by this group as “abrasive,” “evasive,” and “unpresidential.”
“They gave us three conclusions,” Luntz said of the swing state voters in his group. “The complaint about Kamala Harris was that she was abrasive and condescending.
“The complaint about Mike Pence was that he was too tired but vice-presidential, or presidential,” he explained. “If this is a battle over style and substance, which is often the case with undecided voters because they simply do not choose on policy — they also choose on persona — this was Mike Pence’s night.”
When these voters were asked by Luntz for a word or short phrase to describe the Democrat vice-presidential candidate, they used words like “evasive,” “nervous,” “focused on the past,” “shifting blame,” “snarky and sarcastic,” and “unpresidential,” among others.
Sounds like Harris all over.
While Pence sat on that stage, cool as a cucumber, sticking to the issues, and ignoring the fluff, Harris’ face was in spasms the whole time. She either looked snarky or completely uncomfortable the entire time. She never managed to get under Pence’s skin, but he sure got under hers.
Who knows why Biden picked her…but it clearly wasn’t a great pick.
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