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Does RFK Jr. Have a Shot at the Presidency?

Does RFK Jr. Have a Shot at the Presidency?

Here’s The Scoop

Is RFK Jr. even in the running for President? According to former President Trump, it seems that’s a resounding no.

When recently asked if he would go head-to-head with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Trump didn’t mince words — he remarked that Kennedy was “not a serious candidate” and cited his “low” polling numbers.

When asked if he would debate RFK Jr., Trump responded:

“RFK, I don’t know anything about him,” Trump said.

“Look, RFK is polling very low, he is not a serious candidate. They say he hurts Biden; I don’t know who he hurts, he might hurt me, I don’t know. But he has very low numbers, certainly not numbers that he can debate with. He’s got to get his numbers a lot higher before he’s credible.”

Trump’s remarks came Thursday in New York City, where he’s currently entangled in a hush money trial. Despite his legal battles, the former president remains the presumptive GOP nominee and a key player on the political stage.

But what of RFK Jr.? His polling numbers, according to Trump, are far from impressive. So much so, that the former president questioned the credibility of Kennedy’s candidacy.

Yet, Trump’s dismissal hasn’t deterred Kennedy who fired back, praising Trump as the “most adept debater in modern American political history.” Kennedy wants a face-off on the debate stage, but does he have the support to warrant it?

Recent polling data suggests that Trump has a slight edge over President Biden when Kennedy is thrown into the mix. However, an NBC News poll found Biden leading Trump by a narrow 2 points when third-party candidates were included.

Trump’s campaign has requested the Commission on Presidential Debate (CPD) to move up the debate date. Meanwhile, Biden is reportedly “happy” to debate Trump.

In the latest polling average, Trump leads by 0.6 percentage points, while Kennedy lags behind in third place with 8.5 percent support. It seems Trump’s dismissal of Kennedy may not be entirely unfounded, but only time will tell.

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  1. Mike Diggs

    May 8, 2024 at 7:07 am

    Lol, every poll I’ve seen, even from CNN says Trump’s ahead, moreso when rfk is added

  2. Sue Nelson

    May 8, 2024 at 8:14 am

    I myself think that if he hangs in there, and the Democrats, tie Trump up for getting to run, like they are working so hard to do.
    That most of Trump voters will then pick Kennedy, and he will be at Biden by a landslide.

  3. D.W.

    May 8, 2024 at 11:19 am

    I think we have surprises coming. Internal party rumbling for Biden to withdraw is getting louder, along with grumbling in our Left-owned Press… Joe has the delegates for nomination in August, but I think he withdraws and releases those delegates, maybe even at the Chicago Convention. The first round or two of Convention votes is between V.P. Harris and enough state delegation ‘Favorite Sons’ and daughters thrown up to deny her the nomination. By the 3rd ballot Kennedy’s name comes up… And why not? The Democratic Party is owned by the Left today – RFK Jr’s entire life (Prior to his announcement as “THE Moderate” in the race) has been to the Left of any national candidate in history. I think Kennedy is the Democrat nominee on August 20, and the free hoopla from the Press alone will be worth more than a hundred million dollars in campaign dollars.

  4. Jerry C.

    May 8, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    He has less of a shot than even Teddy the Drunk did.

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