Whether the Democratic senator is qualified follows questions about whether the 77-year-old Biden is physically and mentally capable of running the country.
Fewer than half of registered voters say presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris is qualified to become president if circumstances should dictate she do so, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Asked if Harris, a freshman California senator, is “qualified to serve as president of the United States” if “it were to become necessary,” just 47% of poll respondents said yes.
The remaining 53% of respondents said no (32%) or that they were “not sure” (21%).
Responses from the two major political parties, meanwhile, were lopsided: Eight out of 10 Democrats said that Harris was qualified, while only 15% of Republicans felt that way.
Notably, just 39% of independent voters – a critical demographic for deciding elections – think Harris could properly handle the duties of the presidency.