Rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestChance rapper: I trust Kanye West more than Biden Trump: “Shouldn’t be difficult” for Kanye West to remove votes from Biden Trump in Kanye West’s presidential election: “He will always be for us” MORE received 2 percent of the vote in a national presidential poll conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies after the megastar announced he would make a late bid for the White House.
Respondents in the poll were first asked who they would vote for in November, without mentioning West̵
In the iteration of the poll, prospective Democratic presidential election Joe BidenJoe Biden The Hill’s Campaign Report: Election Elections in Texas, Alabama scheduled for Tuesday. Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as “disgusting” Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE point President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it is about children Stone rails against US legal system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his opinion Federal Court of Appeal rules Trump admin can not hold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE 48 percent to 40 percent, while third-party candidates Jo Jorgensen, a Libertarian, and Howie Hawkins, a member of the Green Party, each earned 1 percent support.
Voters were then called again, the pollster told The Hill.
This time, Redfield & Wilton mentioned West and asked, “If Kanye West is at the general meeting of your state in the November 3, 2020 presidential election, for whom will you vote?”
In that iteration, Biden led Trump 48 percent to 39 percent, while West and Jorgensen collected two percent support.
Bid 48% (+8)
Jorgensen (L) 1%
Hawkins (G) 1%
When @kanyewest was included in the vote:
Bid 48% (+9)
Jorgensen (L) 2%
Hawkins (G) 1% @ RedfieldWilton (July 9)
Political polls (@PpollingNumbers) July 13, 2020
The poll was conducted on July 9, less than a week after West Independence Day tweeted that he intended to launch his campaign.
We must now fulfill the United States promise by trusting in God, uniting our vision, and building our future. I’m running for US President! # 2020VISION
– Ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
In a subsequent interview with Forbes, West – once an avid Trump supporter – said it was him “remove the red hat”, referring to the president’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat that West has used publicly in the past.
“It seems like a big mess to me,” West continued, 43. “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest against the segregation of the voices in the black society. … Other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby. “
Although West says he is running for president, it is still unclear whether his campaign will be realized. One of the biggest obstacles West faces is getting its name on the ballot. Half a dozen states’ application deadlines have already passed, and several more have deadlines this week and next.
The New York newspaper reported that West had a team in Florida last week that tried to get enough signatures for him to be able to attend the meeting in Sunshine State. To appear in the November vote, West would need 132,781 signatures tomorrow, July 15.
But political strategist Steve Kramer, who was part of the signature drive, told the publication Thursday that West was “out.”
West claimed in his Forbes interview that he should have more time to file because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I talk to experts, I will talk to Jared KushnerJared Corey Kushner Coronavirus Report: The Hill’s Steve Clemons Interview Chris Christie Trump: “Shouldn’t Be Difficult” for Kanye West to Remove Votes from Biden Trump on Kanye West’s Presidential Election: “He Will Always Be for Us” MORE“The White House, with Biden,” he said.