In the upcoming Democrat primary this summer, U.S. Representative Cori Bush, known for her association with the “Squad,” faces a challenging race against Wesley Bell, as indicated by a recent poll conducted by Remington Research, a GOP-aligned firm.
The poll, involving a sample of 401 voters, suggests a significant lead for Bell, a former prosecutor, with 50% support compared to Bush’s 28%, yielding a 22-point gap between the candidates.
Josh Kraushar, the editor-in-chief of Jewish Insider, highlighted the poll’s implications on X (formerly Twitter), suggesting it serves as a warning to progressive Squad members and critiquing the Democratic Party’s far-left stance on Israel as potentially harmful to Joe Biden’s agenda.
Bush, representing Missouri and known for her strong criticism of the Israeli government, particularly in the context of the Israel-Hamas conflict, has become a controversial figure within her party.
Her outspoken views, especially following the deadly Hamas attack on October 7, have intensified the debate within the Democratic Party regarding its stance on the Israel-Hamas war.
Despite the backlash from some constituents in her district, which encompasses St. Louis and its surrounding areas, Bush has remained firm in her positions. The district, with its solid Democratic lean and significant African American demographic, positions the Democratic primary winner as the likely victor in the November general election.
Wesley Bell’s substantial lead in the polls over Bush underscores the internal divisions and challenges faced by Democrats in addressing foreign policy issues, particularly those related to Israel.