Kamala Har­ris says there is ‘no doubt’ she and Biden will have to ‘earn our reelect’

<div>Kamala Harris says there is 'no doubt' she and Biden will have to 'earn our reelect'</div>

Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris admit­ted that she and Pres­i­dent Joe Biden will have to earn their reelec­tion, as they face low polling among young and minor­i­ty vot­ers.
In an inter­view with CNN pub­lished Sun­day, Har­ris said she was aware of the task ahead of her and Biden’s 2024 cam­paign to return to the White House.

Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris speaks dur­ing the Asia-Pacif­ic Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion (APEC) conference,Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, in San Fran­cis­co. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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“We’re going to have to earn our reelect, there’s no doubt about it,” she told the out­let.
“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,” she added. “And that means com­mu­ni­cat­ing in such a way that the mes­sage is received about the accom­plish­ments and what we care about.”
Despite this, Har­ris said that she’s not look­ing to past vice pres­i­dents to see how they act­ed dur­ing their reelec­tion cycles.
“But, 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,” she said.
The vice pres­i­dent also hit away at crit­i­cisms of Biden’s age, say­ing, “The pres­i­dent has been res­olute, he has been firm, he has been con­sis­tent on see­ing the chal­lenges that young peo­ple in Amer­i­ca face and address­ing them with real solu­tions.”
A recent NBC poll, tak­en between Nov. 10 and 14, found that Trump has 46% of reg­is­tered vot­ers’ sup­port while Pres­i­dent Joe Biden ral­lied 44%. Per­haps most wor­ry­ing­ly for Biden and Har­ris is the poor show­ing among the 18–34 demo­graph­ic — Trump won with 46%, while Biden took 42%.