Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took nearly a quarter of the vote in a new poll examining a hypothetical three-way matchup in 2024.
The results of a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Wednesday showed Kennedy with 22% support among registered voters, behind President Joe Biden with 39% and former President Donald Trump with 36%, nearly one year away from the general election.
A four-way contest, which featured Left-wing activist Cornel West also running as an independent, put Kennedy slightly lower. That hypothetical showed Biden at 36% support, Trump at 35%, Kennedy at 19%, and West at 6%.
Crucially for Kennedy, roughly a third of independents as well as a third of younger voters under the age of 35 lean toward his candidacy across each scenario. And the poll shows he has double-digit support among minority groups, including around a third of Hispanic voters.
“With minority and younger voters seeming intrigued, Kennedy, for now, enjoys the kind of demographic support his charismatic father and uncles generated decades ago,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy.
Kennedy, the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and …