Biden Gets Bad News From 77 Percent of Americans

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( – The vast majority of American voters believe Joe Biden would be “too old to be effective” in the White House if he gets reelected in 2024, according to a new poll.

Close to four-fifths – or 77% – of Americans believe Biden’s advanced age would make him inefficient during a hypothetical second term, shows the survey by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs.

The 80-year-old Biden has become the oldest occupant of the White House and the oldest person to be sworn in as president. He would be 86 at the end of a hypothetical second term in 2029.

The opinion that his age would be problematic for a second term transcends party lines as 89% of Republicans and 69% of Democrats believe so, the poll found, as cited by The National Review.

The view is also consistently held across all age groups. The only voter category specifically more supportive of the president on the age issue is “older Democrats,” according to the survey, Breitbart News points out.

At the same time, only about half of the survey respondents – 51% – declared that former President Donald Trump was “too old to effectively serve another four-year term as president.”

The view that 77-year-old Trump’s age is an issue for a potential White House comeback is held by 71% of Democrat voters and 28% of Republicans, according to the survey.

The poll also established that roughly two-thirds of Americans would like to see age limits imposed on the most important federal government jobs: the presidency (66%), Congress (68%), and the Supreme Court (67%).

The AP-NORC public opinion poll was conducted from August 10-14, 2023, among 1,165 adults nationwide and has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

One Republican presidential candidate, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, has insisted on mental competency tests for politicians over 75.

“They are watching Biden right now. You see what happened with McConnell, you see what happened with Feinstein… What I am saying about Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, all of them: know when to walk away,” Haley told the CBS program “Face the Nation” last month.