Robert F. Kennedy Jr. just put President Joe Biden on notice in Biden’s strongest state when a new poll showed support for Kennedy surging among Dem primary voters. Biden bet it all on South Carolina four years ago and doubled down this year.
For putting him over the top four years ago, Biden rewarded South Carolina by making them the state to hold the first Dem primary. That means huge money for local TV stations, political consultants, and other Dem donors.
But in doing so Biden pissed off New Hampshire and Iowa Dems who historically went first. Those states are not backing down and Biden may keep Biden off the ballot.
Politics is about momentum and if Biden cedes those states to Kennedy and underperforms in South Carolina all bets are off.
Kennedy Jr. now has the support of 24 percent of likely Democrat primary voters in South Carolina which is a lot against a sitting president.
“In a three-way election today, Biden leads 55% to Kennedy’s 24%,” pollster Jeremy Zogby said.
Marianne Williamson is at five percent, and 16 percent were undecided.
In a head-to-head matchup between Biden and Kennedy, it gets worse for Joe, Biden’s lead is only 10 points.
This comes after the media’s relentless anti-Kennedy campaign.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is surging in South Carolina among Democrat voters, according to a new poll released Monday. https://t.co/lGNYW4lBQ7
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 21, 2023
— In Charleston, South Carolina
Mr. Kennedy dropping truth bombs, educating, and pulling back the veil for us in Charleston last night, August 16th, 2023. I think we were a good class.
🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 #Kennedy24 pic.twitter.com/Zkza0yKj5g
— Sonya Hoffman (@SonyaRenee3333) August 17, 2023