President Biden‘s re–election campaign is facing significant headwinds, according to a new poll released Sunday by ABC News/Washington Post. The survey found that 63% of American adults do not think Biden, 80, has the “mental sharpness“ to serve effectively as president, compared to only 32% who believe he does and 5% who have no opinion.
The same survey found that 62% of Americans do not think Biden is in “good enough physical health“ to serve another term, compared to 33% who believe he is and 5% who have no opinion. In comparison, the poll found that 54% of American adults said former President Donald Trump, 76, has the mental sharpness to serve effectively as president, compared to Biden‘s 32%, and 64% said he has the physical health to serve as president, compared to Biden‘s 33%.
The poll also found that 26% of Americans believe “only Biden“ is too old for the presidency, compared to 1% who said the same for only Trump. However, 43% believe both men are too old for the office.
Biden‘s job approval rating also hit a new low at 36%, down six points since the same poll was conducted in February, compared to 56% of respondents who disapprove of Biden’s performance so far.
The poll also found that the majority of Americans think Trump did a better job at handling the economy than Biden, with 54% supporting Trump’s performance compared to only 36% who think Biden is doing a better job.
The poll comes nearly two weeks after Biden announced in a video that he and Vice President Harris would seek re–election. In the video titled “Freedom,” Biden echoed his 2020 campaign message of battling for the “soul of our nation,” uniting the country, and supporting the middle class, his campaign said.
President Biden‘s re–election campaign is facing significant headwinds from the American people, according to a new poll. Most Americans don‘t believe the president has the mental sharpness or physical health to serve another term, and even more disapprove of his job performance so far.
The survey results paint a grim picture for the Biden campaign, showing that the president is lagging behind his predecessor in both mental and physical capacity, and that a majority of Americans believe Trump did a better job of managing the economy.
The poll also found that a large number of Americans believe both Biden and Trump are too old for the presidency. While Biden has received criticism for his age, the poll suggests that Trump‘s age is also a concern for many Americans.
The poll results come as Biden and Harris launch their re–election campaign, hoping to make a case for why the president deserves another term. But with the majority of Americans expressing doubts about Biden‘s ability to serve effectively, it‘s clear that the president and his team have their work cut out for them.