Biden primary bid limping as RFK Jr., Williamson gain footing: CNN poll
Biden claimed the support of 60% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters in a CNN poll published Thursday.
President Joe Biden remains the leading contender for the Democratic nomination in 2024, but his primary opponents have carved out significant bases of support, presenting a hurdle for the president should their candidacies linger.
Biden claimed the support of 60% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters in a CNN poll published Thursday. By contrast, challengers Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Hollywood guru Marianne Williamson claimed 20% and 8%, respectively.
In additional bad news for Biden, majorities of those groups expressed openness to both of his challengers, with 64% open to RFK Jr. and 53% willing to consider Williamson. The outlet noted that RFK Jr. benefitted considerably from his last name and fond voter recognition of his family's past political figures.
Overall, one-third of Americans, 33%, said Biden winning would be a step forward for the U.S. will two-thirds said it would be a "setback or disaster" for the country. The president further earned a 40% approval rating in a different CNN poll published this week.
Conducted by SSRS from May 17-20, the CNN poll questioned 1,227 adults and has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.7% while the sample of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters has a margin of error of +/- 6.2%.
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