Before we begin, let me remind you of this recent Rasmussen poll among Democrat voters:
Now to what Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is saying this week:
Kennedy hopped on the phone with Fox News Digital last week and spoke on securing the border, his uncle John F. Kennedy's assassination and his chances of unseating Biden in a Democratic primary election.
"Yes, I can win," Kennedy told Fox News Digital when asked if he can beat Biden.
"The public polls are showing me at 20% over for the Democrats, and our private polling is showing that I have very strong support among independents and even Republicans."
Fox News own polling with Democrat voters gives him less of a lead, with 19%.
Kennedy is arguing that he fare much better in the general election than "moderate radical" Joe Biden.
"We should be trying to convince the public that we are the Democratic Party and that we do believe in democracy. And that the public actually gets to choose candidates, get to meet them, see them debate, touch them and participate in their own governance."
Kennedy said he hopped into the race because he believes "the Democratic Party right now is on the wrong track" — like the Republican Party — because it has "become the party of war, of censorship, of fear."
RFK also focused in on the financial suffering of many Americans who have worked hard but keep getting poorer.
"In 1970, the middle class earned 62% of salaries. Today, it's 42%. And the super-rich has gone from 29% to 50%. So, right there you can see why so many Americans feel that they're living on the … even the upper middle class feel that they're living on the edge. And that debt has become just a fact of life for most Americans."
From a conservative standpoint, RFK presents a much larger threat in a general election than Biden – not only because he can walk normally and form complete sentences, but because he represents the old-school American liberalism that looks nice on the outside but parallels the same pro-Marxist worldview as the far-left elements of the party. As such, he would pull in many independents to vote for him if he were the nominee, but end up being just as radical in the end – perhaps not in his own executive action, but by his bureaucratic and congressional allies.
Kennedy added he thinks there's a "feeling" among Americans that "there's something going wrong with our country and that the people who are currently in power aren't going to fix it."