According to a recent poll by the Associated Press/NORC, a large majority of Americans believe that Joe Biden is too old to serve a second term as president. The poll reveals that 69 percent of Democrats also agree with this sentiment.
The findings are not surprising given the perception of Biden's incompetence. His speech often includes slurring of words, unrelated ramblings, and embarrassing blunders. Moreover, Biden is frequently on vacation, raising concerns about his ability to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the office.
FOX News reports that the poll findings show an overwhelming majority of Americans doubting Biden's effectiveness for a second term. The poll indicates that 77% of Americans believe Biden cannot effectively carry out the duties of the presidency for another four years. This sentiment is shared by 89% of Republicans and an impressive 69% of Democrats.
Interestingly, the poll also highlights a contrast regarding former President Trump. Despite Trump being just three years younger than Biden, fewer than 50% of Americans believe he is too old to hold office.
The poll, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC from Aug. 10-14, employed a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
Furthermore, the poll revealed that American voters are increasingly supportive of implementing age limits on the presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Approximately two-thirds of Americans express their support for such measures.
Recent reports have surfaced about former president Barack Obama's efforts to distance himself from Joe Biden. Obama reportedly held secret meetings in Washington, D.C., aiming to gather Democratic congressional support for replacing Biden as the party's 2024 nominee. These meetings primarily involved younger House Democrats and former administration staffers.
The involvement of Obama at this stage raises questions about the reasoning behind his actions, particularly as Joe Biden's viability as a candidate is becoming a concern. Observers note that the meetings took place at Obama's D.C. office and included discussions, accompanied by cheese and crackers.
It's evident that Biden's age and perceived limitations are generating both public opinion and support for the establishment of age restrictions on political positions. As the nation looks toward the future, the debate surrounding leadership age continues to evolve.