Only 3% of Americans want elderly president – poll

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According to a Pew Research Centre research, the vast majority of Americans believe that the country should not be headed by an elderly president.

According to the study, only 3% of respondents said they wanted someone in their 70s or older in the Oval Office.

At the age of 80, incumbent US President Joe Biden is the country’s oldest leader. Donald Trump, who turned 77 in June, is his main opponent in next year’s presidential race.

The poll’s authors observed that when they asked participants about the “ideal age” for the head of state, they did not directly mention Biden or Trump.

However, the study found that Americans are unlikely to have faith in a youthful president. The US Constitution requires the White House occupant to be at least 35 years old, and only 3% of those polled stated they preferred the president to be in their 30s.

Almost half of those polled (49%) say the president should be in their 50s. According to the research, another 24% prefer a head of state in their 60s, while 17% prefer someone in their 40s.

According to the report, Democrats and Republicans have comparable views on the ideal presidential age.

The survey was conducted on 5,115 adults from June 5 to June 11. They are all members of the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP) and were chosen at random from a national sample of residential addresses.

According to a CNN/SSRS poll conducted last month, 36% of Americans oppose Biden and Trump running in the 2024 election. A race between the two would be something that “a historic number of Americans don’t want,” according to CNN.