California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) said Thursday that he “hopes” Vice President Kamala Harris will be “the next President of the United States.
Newsom’s comments came during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Committee. The board asked Newsom, who is seeking a second term this midterm election cycle, ‘if he promised voters that he would not run for president until the end of this term,’ which would expire. in 2027.
“Yeah, I mean, I have sub-zero interest. It’s not even on my radar,” he said, adding that Harris, who drew criticism over his performance as a vice -president, is expected to succeed President Joe Biden, the the Chronicle Noted.
“I hope she’s the next president of the United States,” he said.
Newsom’s support for Harris comes at a time when Harris’ approval rating has dropped below Biden’s, according to a recent Trafalgar poll watch. Just 28% of respondents approve of the way “Harris handles his work,” while 62% of respondents said they disapprove, Breitbart News reported. Of the attendees, 39% approve of Biden while 55% disapprove.
The poll sampled 1,077 voters between April 18 and April 20 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.99%.
Breitbart News noted:
Harris’ approval rating is an underwater 34 points. Biden’s deficit is 16 points. The net difference in their approval rating is 18 percentage points.
Harris’ terrible poll is bad news for any presidential aspirations she might have. Maybe one of the reasons [sic] why her poll is so terrible is that she had many communication gaffes and failed to prevent the invasion of the southern border.
Last year, Biden tasked Harris with stemming the flow of migrants. But a year later, In March 2022, more than 221,300 illegal migrants were meet cross the US-Mexico border. The number represents a new high for the Biden administration and the worst month since the Department of Homeland Security was established in 2002, according to the Republican National Committee research team. The March number was also the third highest on record.
Harris and Newsom’s political careers follow somewhat similar arcs, dating back to their time holding leadership positions in San Francisco since 2004. Ballotpedia notes that Newsom assumed the city’s mayoralty that year while Harris served as mayor of the city that year. oath as district attorney. The duo worked together in city government until 2011, when they took on high-level roles at the state level. Newsom served as California’s lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2019, while Harris served as the state’s attorney general from 2011 to 2016. The the Chronicle pointed out that they share donors in the Golden State.