A new Quinnipac poll has found that in a hypothetical three way matchup between Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Joe Biden and Donald Trump the independent comes out with around a quarter of the votes.
The findings, one year out from the election, reveal that Kennedy gets 22% support among registered voters, Biden gets 39% and Trump gets 36%.
RFK Jr. received the largest share of independent voters with 36% support, with Trump on 31% and Biden on 30%.
In addition, more than a third of younger voters under the age of 35, 38%, favour Kennedy. Biden scored 32% and Trump just 27%.
The independent candidate also registers double-digit support among minority groups, including almost third of Hispanic voters.
Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy noted "With minority and younger voters seeming intrigued, Kennedy, for now, enjoys the kind of demographic support his charismatic father and uncles generated decades ago."
New Quinnipiac Poll has Bobby Kennedy Jr polling at 22% as an independent candidate in 3 way race.— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 1, 2023
"With minority and younger voters seeming intrigued, Kennedy, for now, enjoys the kind of demographic support his charismatic father and uncles generated decades ago." pic.twitter.com/PU9HZ9IEoS
Crucially, the poll also found that Kennedy's candidacy favours Biden more than Trump, increasing Biden's lead over Trump by a further 3 points from just 1% to 4%.
Those findings dovetail with a recent Marist poll that concluded Kennedy Jr.'s independent run for President will take a large enough chunk of support away from Donald Trump and swing the 2024 election to Joe Biden.
The survey recorded a whopping 10-point drop in support among Republicans for Trump with RFK Jr. on the ticket.