Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may not be tied to one of the two major political parties, but it does appear that his campaign may be headed in the right direction. According to a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris survey, Kennedy Jr. has the highest favorability rating among presidential candidates. More than 50% of surveyed voters reportedly hold a generally positive view of him. Conversely, 27% of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of the independent candidate.
“Robert Kennedy has positioned himself to appeal to members of both parties though it is unclear how much of his ratings are from in depth knowledge of Kennedy vs. his popular family name,” Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll Co-Director Mark Penn told The Hill.
Following close behind Kennedy Jr., former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden finished second and third in the Harvard CAPS-Harris survey. Fifty-one percent of surveyed voters had a positive view of the former reality show host while only 46% of respondents had a positive of the President. Rounding out the top five, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley finished fourth and fifth in the latest survey.
Despite Kennedy Jr.’s success in the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey, Biden and Trump remain the two favorites in the general election. According to the latest NBC News poll, Trump leads Biden by two points.