Despite Spending Little Money, Kennedy’s Poll Numbers Keep Ticking Up

The New York Sun reports:

The surprising success of a maverick presidential run by a scion of the Kennedy family, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., points to a problem that Democrats are doing their best to ignore: Few in the party’s rank and file are jazzed about the incumbent, and some of them are willing to embrace even the kookiest of candidates as a result.

Despite spending little money and being largely shunned by the mainstream press — silenced mid-interview in some cases — Mr. Kennedy’s poll numbers keep ticking up. Before he formally announced his candidacy April 19, a Morning Consult poll had him at 10 percent among Democratic voters. Just more than a week later, he was polling at 21 percent in an Emerson College poll. 

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