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RFK Jr. remains thorn in Biden's side as 2024 polls show Kennedy holding onto sizable chunk of Dem voters

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. may be here to stay as new polling shows Democratic voters are unenthusiastic about re-electing President Biden 2024. 

Kennedy’s polling numbers have remained steady since he launched his 2024 presidential campaign, and the most recent Fox News Poll from this week shows the challenger commanding 16% of the Democratic primary vote, a sizable chunk for a primary challenger against an incumbent president. 

Biden’s other primary challenger, author Marianne Williamson, took 8% of the vote while the president stagnated, maintaining 62% of Democratic primary voters’ support since April.

2024 DEM PRIMARY POLLS ARE FLASHING WARNING SIGNS ABOUT BIDEN’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Other polling shows Kennedy’s share of blue primary voters staying in the same range, with CNN’s most recent polling showing the environmental lawyer controlling 20%.

President Joe Biden speaks in front of podium

Biden’s other primary challenger, author Marianne Williamson, took 8% of the vote while the president stagnated, keeping his 62% of Democratic primary voters since April. (Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Biden does not fare much better in the CNN poll either, receiving support from 60% of Democratic primary voters while Williamson took 8%.

The president can breathe a sigh of relief though. The Democratic National Committee announced it would not be hosting primary debates for the 2024 cycle.

That possibility also becomes more of a reality should Williamson drop out of the race and the majority of her supporters fall into Kennedy’s camp.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and President Biden

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and President Biden (Getty Images/AP Newsroom)

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However enticing that path may be to some, becoming a presidential spoiler in America’s two-party system is a rare feat that requires that a candidate spend a lot of money and for the planets to align.

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