(VitalNews.org) – Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the newest Democratic challenger to Joe Biden, is pulling in many Biden voters on the heels of his campaign’s launch. A phone survey of 600 voters for Biden in 2020 (identified by 2020-2022 national and state polls) shows 67% of voters are still backing the Biden campaign for 2024. But two notable candidates have infringed upon his voters, Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson.
The phone survey found that Kennedy claims 14% of Biden’s 2020 voters, and Marianne Williamson pulled in 5% of those same respondents. Williamson is a spiritual advisor, self-help author, and a longshot candidate in the 2024 election. 13% of the remaining voters were undecided.
Kennedy, son of the late former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, recently teased his candidacy at an event held by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, saying, “My wife has green-lighted it.”
Biden will have to face off against Republicans and Democrats alike to get a second term in the White House. It looks like Democratic challengers are beginning to make a dent in the support Biden previously enjoyed in 2020.
Biden has not officially announced his candidacy for re-election in 2024, but has indicated to the press that he will run when asked.
Boarding Air Force One in Ireland to return home to Delaware last week, a reporter asked Biden if his plans had changed as to when he would make an official announcement regarding his 2024 plans.
Biden responded curtly, “No,no,no,no. I’ve already made the calculus. We’ll announce it relatively soon,” Biden goes on to add, “The trip here [to Ireland] just reinforced my sense of optimism about what can be done.”
In a recent and heartfelt speech at Dublin Castle, Biden wrapped up by thanking those in attendance and stating, “let’s go — let’s go la- — lick the world.”
Maybe this means he’s got the challenger problem licked in 2024.
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