Lazy eyes listen
According to a new study, an overwhelming majority of Americans see US President Joe Biden’s advancing years as a barrier to him securing a second term in the White House.
According to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, 77% of Americans say Biden, who turns 81 in November, is too elderly to be a fully capable president if re-elected next year. According to the poll, 89% of Republican respondents and 69% of Democrats share this viewpoint.
“Biden just seems to be very compromised by age-related conditions,” Eric Dezenhall, a former Reagan White House aide, said in comments published Monday by the Associated Press. “Even those who like him see him as frail and not entirely ‘there.'”
“Whatever Trump’s flaws are, I don’t think most people see them as being disabled in an age-related way,” Dezenhall continued.
According to the study, over half of Americans believe Trump’s age (77) is a detriment to his chances of winning the president. The results appear to be largely representative of US voter preferences for a younger generation of lawmakers in Washington, with almost two-thirds calling for age limitations on the presidency and members of Congress.
Similarly, 67% of poll respondents support mandating retirement ages for Supreme Court judges.
“They’re too old overall,” Noah Burden, a 28-year-old communications specialist, told the Associated Press, adding that senior politicians from both parties reflect “a sense of values and a sense of the country and the world that just isn’t accurate anymore.”
Furthermore, the study found that terms like “slow” and “confused” were regularly used by roughly 15% of voters to describe Biden. The same percentage (15%) classified Trump as “corrupt” and “crooked,” according to a poll of 1,165 respondents taken between August 10-14.
Trump presently has a huge polling advantage in the fight for the Republican nomination to face presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the November 5, 2024 US presidential election.