Kanye West is polling at just 2% in one of the first national polls to be taken among voters in the US since the rapper first announced his intention to run for the presidency this year.
West confirmed his candidacy on Twitter earlier this month, with his campaign attracting early support from Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO has since walked back his endorsement of West following controversial comments the rapper made in a Forbes interview.
West’s hopes of reaching the White House have been dealt another blow in the form of a new national poll, which found that only 2% of voters would consider voting for him in November’s presidential election.
Redfield & Wilton Strategies polled 2,000 registered voters in the US last week (July 9) to gauge the country’s current voting intentions. Joe Biden is out in front with 48%, while the incumbent Donald Trump is polling at 39%.
West is joint-third with the Libertarian Party’s Jo Jorgensen, with the two racking up just 2% each. You can see the result of Redfield & Wilton Strategies’ poll below.
Biden 48% (+8)
Jorgensen (L) 1%
Hawkins (G) 1%
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) July 13, 2020
A number of notable names in the entertainment world have already had their say on West’s unlikely run for the White House, with Jamie Foxx, Katy Perry and Will.i.am all voicing their concerns over his bid.
West has received an endorsement, however, from Chance The Rapper, who suggested in a series of tweets yesterday (July 13) that he was more likely to support West than Biden.