How is Robert F. Kennedy Suddenly Polling at 25%?

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readSep 25, 2023

Also, what’s going on with the polls?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Health Freedom Rally Times Square. October 21, 2021. (Photo: Pamela Drew)

Trump edges out Biden 51–42 in head-to-head matchup: POLL,” reported Gary Langer for ABC News over the weekend. “The president’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater.”

“President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater, his ratings for handling the economy and immigration are at career lows,” continued Langer. “A record number of Americans say they’ve become worse off under his presidency, three-quarters say he’s too old for another term and Donald Trump is looking better in retrospect — all severe challenges for Biden in his reelection campaign ahead.”

The shocking poll result spent hours dominating Drudge Report headlines in what conservative pundits happily branded the “Biden poll freakout.”

Donald Trump and Biden Tied in Head-to-Head Matchup,” crowed Hannah Bleau for the conservative news outlet, Breitbart. “Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are tied in a head-to-head matchup, the latest NBC News poll found, spelling further trouble for the 80-year-old commander-in-chief.”

WaPo/ABC Poll: Trump Takes Commanding 10-Point Lead over Biden,” observed Simon Kent for the same outlet, not to be outdone.