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Everybody loves Robert: RFK Jr. holds highest net favorability of all 2024 hopefuls, poll reveals

The worst performer was former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Published: June 14, 2023 9:06pm

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. currently enjoys the highest net favorability rating of any 2024 hopeful in either major party, a recent has revealed.

The Economist/YouGov poll indicated that Kennedy holds a 49% favorability rating among respondents, compared to 30% who view him in a negative light, earning a net favorability of 19 points.

Considered something of a longshot candidate, Kennedy is challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination alongside Hollywood guru Marianne Williamson. Williamson had a net favorability of -5% with 19% seeing her positively and 24% negatively. 

President Joe Biden scored a -7%, earning the approval of 45% of respondents and the scorn of 52%. Former President Donald Trump clocked in at -10% with 43% supporting him to 53% who viewed him negatively.

The worst performer was former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who earned a whopping -24% net favorability rating. Just 27% saw the Republican in at least a somewhat positive light while 51% viewed him poorly.

Other Republicans fared somewhat better, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earning a -5%, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley scoring -1%, and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy earning a +7%. Former Vice President Mike Pence scored a -17%.

Conducted between June 10-13, the survey questioned 1,500 U.S. adults and has a margin or error of +/- 2.9%.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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