Recent political developments in the US could influence the 2024 elections. Robert F. Kennedy, who announced his candidacy as a Democratic candidate at the beginning of the year, caused, according to the US portal “Benzinga” recently caused a stir by announcing that he was running as an independent third-party candidate. Many had expected this move to have a significant impact on the current election cycle, especially since Kennedy has support among both Democrats and Republicans.
Survey reveals influence on election outcome
A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National poll appears to confirm the importance of Kennedy’s decision. According to the Daily Express, if the elections were held now, the result would be as follows: Joe Biden would get 44% of the vote, Donald Trump would get 37% and Kennedy himself would get 16%. 3% of those surveyed were still undecided. The former Democratic candidate, who is now running independently, could tip the scales and significantly reduce Trump’s chances of becoming president again. It remains to be seen how the political landscape will develop leading up to the 2024 elections.
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