Vice President Harris acknowledged the political challenges faced by President Joe Biden, as indicated by multiple polls showing former President Donald Trump leading in hypothetical presidential matchups and battleground states.
“We’re going to have to earn our re-elect, there’s no doubt about it,” Harris said.
“It is absolutely right in a democracy with free and fair elections that the candidates, the people who want to continue in leadership, have to make their case and have to make it effectively. That means communicating in such a way that the message is received about our accomplishments and what we care about. I have a great sense of duty and responsibility to do as much as I can, to be where the people are, and to not only speak with them but listen to them and let them know what we’ve accomplished,” Harris added.
CNN recently reported that Harris has faced challenges in communicating and developing messages. This comes after the news that Harris planned to engage with TikTok influencers and provide coverage for them during her campaign trail.
In a statement made last year, Harris acknowledged that she and Biden have a significant amount of work ahead of them to secure re-election. However, she expressed confidence in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Harris shared these remarks outside the White House following successful performances by Democrats in various races nationwide, despite the president and vice president experiencing low approval ratings.
“It was a good night. And the president and I obviously have a lot of work to do to earn our re-election. But I am confident we’re going to win,” she said.
In a recent interview on the program “60 Minutes,” Harris confidently assured the re-election of Biden when questioned about the close competition between the president and former President Donald Trump. CBS’ Bill Whitaker inquired about the reasons behind Harris and Biden’s strong polling numbers, despite the legal challenges faced by the previous administration.
“The Biden-Harris ticket is running neck and neck with Donald Trump. Why are you not 30 points ahead?” Whitaker asked.
Harris affirmed her stance as not being a political commentator, emphasizing that the decision will become evident as Americans exercise their right to vote on Election Day in the upcoming year.
“Bill, we’re going to win. Let me just tell you that. We’re going to win. I’m aware and I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. But we will win,” she said.
“You say that with such conviction,” Whitaker responded.
“I have no doubt, but I also have no doubt it’s going to be a lot of work. And everyone’s going to have to participate. This is a democracy,” she continued. “I look at it more as let’s keep getting out there. And, as with any election, we got to make our case to the American people. That’s part of our responsibility. And that’s this process. And that’s what it is. And that’s a fair process.”
Harris was also questioned regarding a CBS survey indicating a decline in support for the president among younger voters.
“If you poll how young people feel about the climate and the warming of our planet, it polls as one of their top concerns. When we talk about what we are doing with student loan debt, polls very high. The challenge that we have as an administration is we got to let people know who brung it to them. That’s our challenge. But it is not that the work we are doing is not very, very popular with a lot of people,” she said.
In a later part of the interview, Harris also garnered attention when she strangely asserted that Biden is “very much alive” and has intentions to run for re-election.
Recent polling data reveals that Biden is falling behind Trump in five crucial states, causing worry and confusion among Democratic senators and presenting a political hurdle for the party’s Senate candidates vying for office in those states.
The Democrats express apprehension regarding Biden’s unfavorable polling numbers and the implications they have on his chances of winning in 2024. However, they firmly assert that Biden will remain the party’s nominee unless there is a significant shift in circumstances.