The Democratic Party has long been the party of big government and even bigger powers for that government – something that came into focus rather drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That’s because the liberal left spent much of that time advocating not only for the abject fiscal horror of an extended shut down, but for the federal government to become involved in creating and enforcing both mask and vaccine mandates.
Now, however, a new breed of Democrat is turning heads on the national stage, and he’s threatening to obliterate the COVID paradigm of the liberal left.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launches his unlikely bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday with the support of 14% of voters who backed President Joe Biden in 2020, an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.
In the survey taken Saturday through Tuesday, only 67% of Biden’s 2020 supporters said they would support him for the Democratic nomination over his current challengers. Kennedy stands at 14%, and self-help author Marianne Williamson, a quixotic candidate for the nomination last time, is at 5%. Another 13% are undecided.
The poll was taken by landline and cellphone of 600 Biden voters, identified from national and state polls from 2020 to 2022. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The presence of Kennedy on the campaign trail is already being lamented by the liberal left online, who are even going so far as to suggest that his candidacy is perhaps no more than a plot to weaken Joe Biden’s chances at reelection.
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