The Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies' (Berkeley IGS) latest poll revealed that just 35 percent of Californians approve of Vice President Kamala Harris, against 45 percent who do not approve. Furthermore, 21.1 percent of California residents say they have “no opinion” about her performance as vice president, a jump of 15 percentage points from February’s poll.
The director of the poll, Mark DiCamillo, explained, “A number of voters are in a reevaluation mode,” which isn't a great indicator for the vice president. “It's not as if they've all gone to disapproval. They've gone to having no opinion,” DiCamillo added. “That's not as bad but certainly not good for the vice president in her home state.”
Harris's overall state numbers are only slightly worse than those of the state's Bay Area, where she has spent the majority of her time in public service. Only 38 percent of Bay Area voters approve of her performance.
Harris's ratings from her home state, California, are less than those of President Joe Biden, who holds an approval rating of 50 percent in California.
The poll also revealed that although nearly 50 percent of California voters 65 and over support Biden's handling of inflation, just 21 percent of young Californians between the ages of 18 and 29 do. Additionally, just 26 percent of Californians think the nation is heading in the right direction.
The Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies conducted the survey of 867 registered California voters via the internet between March 29 and April 5, with a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.