A recent poll has found that former President Donald Trump is leading a four-way presidential race against President Joe Biden and independent candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West.
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— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) October 25, 2023
The results showed that Trump garnered 38% of the support, while Biden secured 35%, Kennedy earned 13% of the support, and West at 2%. Notably, 12% of the respondents remained undecided. In a head-to-head contest, Trump led Biden with 45% to 41%.
These findings were consistent with the RealClearPolitics polling average, which also showed Trump leading Biden by 0.7%. A separate three-way survey by Harvard-Harris conducted the previous week, displayed Trump leading with 39% support, while Biden followed with 33%, and Kennedy with 19%.
The poll also delved into the party affiliations of the respondents. It revealed that members of both major parties predominantly supported their respective candidates.
Dr. Drtian Nesho, the CEO of HarrisX, noted, “As an Independent candidate, RFK Jr. pulls equal numbers of 2020 Trump and Biden voters and wins the lion’s share of undecided Independents, hurting Trump more than Biden in the process and thus making the horserace closer.”
Looking ahead, it appears that Trump remains the clear favorite for the Republican nomination, with a substantial 61% of support. His closest rival, Ron DeSantis, trails far behind with only 11%. Other contenders like former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy received 6% and 5% support, respectively.
The survey was conducted from October 16 to 23, questioning 3,029 registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 1.8%, providing valuable insights into the current political landscape as the 2024 presidential race begins to take shape.
As we approach the 2024 presidential election, these survey findings underscore the ever-evolving dynamics of American politics, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s switch to an independent candidate.
In the coming months, it will be interesting to see if these numbers change and whether Kennedy’s independent campaign continues to shake things up. The race is far from decided, however, these recent poll findings are just the beginning of what promises to be an intense and closely watched race.