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“Squad’ Member Cori Bush Faces Uphill Battle Against Primary Challenger, Poll Shows

A recent poll conducted by Remington Research Group revealed challenging news for “Squad” member Representative Cori Bush, as she is trailing behind her Democratic primary challenger by a significant margin.

The survey, encompassing 401 likely Democratic primary voters for 2024, indicates a notable lead for Bush’s opponent, Wesley Bell, signaling potential hurdles for the incumbent representative.

Survey Results

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According to the poll findings, Wesley Bell commands a 22-point advantage over Cori Bush among likely Democratic primary voters.

Only 28% Takers for Bush

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Half of the respondents expressed their preference for Bell, while only 28% indicated support for Bush.

State Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal garnered 4% of the respondents’ votes.

Demographic Support

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Wesley Bell’s lead extends across various demographic groups, with substantial backing from both African American and white respondents.

Broad-Based Support

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The survey highlights a broad base of support for Bell, indicating a formidable challenge for Cori Bush in securing voter allegiance.

Challenges on the Israel-Palestine Issue

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The poll sheds light on the complexities surrounding Democratic stances on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an issue where Cori Bush has been notably outspoken in support of Palestinians.

Many Voters Undecided about Their Views on Palestine

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However, the survey indicates a significant portion of respondents remain undecided regarding their sympathies in the conflict, underscoring potential divisions within the electorate.

“Squad” Member

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Cori Bush is one of the eight members of the informal “squad” grouping in the Democratic party.

The Squad is renowned for being one of the left-leaning and most progressive members of the US Congress.

Origins of the Squad

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The original members of the Squad were Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who were all elected to the US House of Representatives in 2018.

Late Joinees

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Since then, they have been joined by Greg Casar of Texas and Summer Lee of Pennsylvania after the 2022 elections, Jamaal Bowman of New York, and Cori Bush of Missouri after the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections.

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