Kellyanne Conway, a former member of the Trump White House staff, thinks that Donald Trump might win the 2024 presidential election if a new third-party candidate runs.
During an appearance on Fox News, Conway talked about Cornel West’s declaration that he will run for president in 2024. Conway, who currently contributes to Fox News, stated that she could see President Joe Biden’s chances of gaining reelection being harmed by West’s third-party campaign.
Conway concurred, adding that “even if you don’t become president, you as a third party candidate spoiler can decide who is the president. This happened in 1992 when we had Bush 41 as the incumbent and a guy named Bill Clinton the Arkansas governor got elected with 43 and a half percent of the vote. Why? because Ross Perot got 19 percent of the popular vote even though he did not rack up any electoral votes.”
“If you play to win and you are Cornel West and you are still not satisfied with the trajectory of the Democratic Party being progressive enough for you under a Biden-Harris administration, then you’ll run to the left of them,” Conway said.
“Number two, he will make a play for people who feel forgotten and feel abandoned by this Democratic Party and feel like nobody is listening to them and including them. That’s part of how Trump won in 2016, but I think he can do it from the Left,” she concluded.
In his introduction video, West, a progressive activist and journalist, expressed his disapproval of the two-party system and attacked Trump and Biden.
“I have decided to run for truth and justice — which takes the form of running for President of the United States as a candidate for the People’s Party,” West declared. “I enter for the quest for truth. I enter for the quest of justice. And the presidency is just one vehicle we pursue that truth and justice.”
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Here is his tweet announcing it:
I am running for truth and justice as a presidential candidate for the People’s Party to reintroduce America to the best of itself – fighting to end poverty, mass incarceration, ending wars and ecological collapse, guaranteeing housing, health care, education and living wages for… pic.twitter.com/u3NYGUbG1S
— Cornel West (@CornelWest) June 5, 2023
According to a recent national poll by Emerson College, Biden would lose to a third-party candidate in a rematch with Trump in 2024.
According to surveys, respondents support Trump and Biden equally, 44 percent to 43 percent. 9% of respondents said they would vote for a different candidate, while 4% said they are unsure.
Biden’s support drops to 40%, only 1% below Trump’s 41 percent, if third-party candidate Cornel West is on the ballot alongside Trump and Biden.
Seven percent of voters say they would vote for a different candidate, while 6% are unsure.
“When West is added to the ballot test, he pulls 15 percent of support from Black voters, and 13 percent from voters under 35, two key voting blocs for President Biden,” said Spencer Kimball, the director of Emerson College Polling.
Democrats have previously expressed their worries about a third-party candidate acting as a spoiler.
The “No Labels” movement has been preparing the framework to offer a “unity ticket” to run as an alternative to Democrats or Republicans, since polls show a rematch between Biden and Trump is unavoidable. West is a candidate for office with the Green Party.
However, some political analysts advise that Biden may face a greater challenge from West’s campaign in the general election than from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the Democratic primary.
Another poll that was conducted late last month gave Biden similar unsettling results.
“President Joe Biden’s job performance rating has mostly held steady for more than a year and currently stands at 44% approve vs. 56% disapprove in the latest Fox News national survey. That’s net negative by 12 points. The last time that he received positive marks was September 2021, and that was by 1 point (50%-49%),” Yahoo reported.
“Approval of the president hovers at a low point among several key voting groups, including women (43% now vs. 42% low), voters ages 45+ (41% vs. 39% low), suburban voters (41% vs. 39% low), rural voters (31% vs. 30% low) and Democrats (81% vs. 78% low) – Democratic men in particular (79% vs. 78% low). He’s at a low mark of 41% approval among suburban women,” the report added.
A majority of people disapprove of Biden’s handling of these important problems, according to the poll, which found 53% disapproving of national security, 54% disapproving of foreign policy, 60% disapproving of border security, and 64% disapproving of his handling of the economy.