Since Ross Perot, there’s never been a third-party candidate threatening to release the two-party system’s stranglehold over the American people like Robert F. Kennedy.
A new poll finds that in a 3-way race in the six battleground states of Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Trump beats Biden in Georgia, Nevada and Michigan. Biden wins in Wisconsin. They tie in the other two.
However, among voters 45 and younger, Robert F. Kennedy leads Trump and Biden in those six battleground states.
“It is noteworthy that among voters under 45 in those six states, RFK polls at 32%, Biden at 30%, and Trump is at 29%,” Dr. Don Levy, Director of Siena College Research Institute, said. “Overall, while 18% of Democrats and 16% of Republicans say they would back RFK, 39% of independents would back Kennedy, compared to 28% for Biden and 25% for Trump.
“By two-to-one, 57-29%, voters across the states say economic issues (jobs, taxes, cost of living) are more important than societal issues (abortion, guns, democracy) when they determine who to support next year. While a plurality of Democrats says societal issues are more important, more than 60% of both Republicans and independents are making voting decisions based on economic issues,” Levy said.
If RFK Jr. isn’t on your radar as someone who can drastically affect the election’s outcome, he should be.
The polling also reinforced a remarkable consistency: Trump continues to lead Biden in most battleground states, and his increasing support among nonwhite voters is helping the former president command a solid lead against Biden.