(TheRedAlertNews.com) – More than half of registered Democrat Party voters believe Joe Biden must participate in an official TV debate with 2024 nomination challenger Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a new poll has discovered.
The public opinion survey by Trafalgar Group and the Convention for States Action asked US voters whether the two leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden and RFK Jr., should “engage in the Presidential Primary Debate process.”
Overall, 77.5% of the respondents said that Biden should debate Kennedy, another 15.6% responded that he shouldn’t, and the remaining 6.9% were unsure, Breitbart News reports.
A majority of the Democrat voters polled in the survey – 57.5% – declared that a Biden – Kennedy debate during the primaries would be a good idea.
Another 31.7% of the Democrats said Biden shouldn’t debate RFK Jr., while 10.8% were unsure.
Among the Republican voters polled, 92.8% declared that the Democrat president should hold a primary debate with his main challenger – as did 80.1% of the independent voters.
The Trafalgar/CSA poll was conducted among 1,088 likely general election voters between June 5 and June 9, with a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.
Robert Kennedy Jr. has emerged as the only viable competitor to Biden even as the incumbent is widely expected to clinch his party’s nomination. The only other bidder is self-help writer Marianne Williamson.
A Real Clear Politics polling average based on polls conducted from May 17-June 15 put Biden’s support among Democrat primary voters at 62% compared with 15.6% for RFK and 6.1% for Williamson.
RFK Jr. has stated that he wants to debate Joe Biden during the primary process.
“I have known and liked Joe Biden for many years, but we differ profoundly on fundamental issues such as corporate influence in government, censorship, civil liberties, poverty, corruption, and war policy, among others,” Kennedy wrote in a social media post in April.
“I look forward to engaging him in debates and town hall meetings, in a primary election that is honest, civil, and transparent. I invite him into a new era of respectful dialog in these times of division,” he stated.
A majority of Democrats want President Biden to debate Democrat challenger Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a recent Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey found. https://t.co/DDpWapAj7K
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