In what comes as a surprise to no one including Kamala Harris, nobody likes her. And her debate performance didn’t help.
According to Axios, voters who moved away from Obama and voted for Trump aren’t returning to The Party of Lynching of Negroes:
This was the biggest takeaway from our special post-vice presidential debate Engagious/Schlesinger focus group with 13 voters who chose Barack Obama in 2012 but Trump in 2016.
- Two of them will vote for Biden, both because of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.
I’m not buying this. And it was the first indicator that this article was a “bait and switch”.
The article continues,
- While a focus group is not a statistically significant sample like a poll, the responses show how some voters are thinking and talking about the 2020 election in crucial states.
- Biden leads Trump by about 6 percentage points in Michigan in the RealClearPolitics polling average.
What’s this got to do with Harris? Nothing. But I will play along.
The last bullet point likely says more about Real Clear Politics’ poll than it does the reality of the Axios poll. I spent time with Tom Bevan, the founder of RCP, and I’m not sure he polls for truth. Certainly RCP missed the mark in 2016. So why should we believe them now? Short answer: we shouldn’t.
As for the Axios poll, the comments reveal that this is undoubtedly a puff piece meant to lure people into believing the article trashed Harris. Check out the supposedly comments:
What they’re saying: “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,” said Shelley D. Everyone else in the group agreed.
I call BS. If a person left Obama for Trump in 2016, they are happy with Trump. And selecting between Trump or Harris is far from the lesser of two evils.
- And while some even liked what Harris had to say at the debate, they remain skeptical of change. “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,” said Adam M.
- Others described feeling “scared” because Harris “actually did a better job than Pence,” as one participant put it.
Seriously, Axios! If you’re writing a piece to pump up Harris, disguise it better than this.
“Feeling scared because Harris actually did a better job than Pence”. In what drug-induced haze must you live in to believe Harris won that debate. Moreover, why would that scare you?
But if you think that was drivel, look at the next comments.
Between the lines: These voters thought Harris did too well at the debate, with many saying they’re now fearful she’ll boost Biden’s chances to win because of how she connects with the American people.
- “I’m fearful of this woman because she knows how to strike chords with the people of America,” said Matt T. “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.”
- Some mocked her hand gestures, but most thought she appeared more prepared for the debate than Pence.
I almost didn’t bother responding to this, as the comments are so asinine. Harris knows how to “strike chords with the people of America”?
That woman is universally disliked. And that won’t change between now and election time. Or any time after that.
Next, Axios gets its swipes in on Pence:
- Several Trump voters described Pence’s debate performance as lacking “energy” and “emotion,” and they were largely frustrated that he didn’t answer most of the questions asked.
- Guy D., who’s voting to re-elect President Trump, said he felt “a little disappointed” watching Pence Wednesday night “because it seemed like he didn’t get to the point.”
Let this be a lesson in how to vet out the real purpose of articles that pretend to favor us. The Left are sneaky bastards; never to be trusted.
I will tell you what Axios didn’t. Harris is not liked by Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. She is not liked by Blacks, whites, Latinos, even Indians. Women dislike her, as do men. No plurality of groups want Harris to run the country. The same is almost true for Biden.