Joe Biden was a gaffe machine long before he launched his run for the presidency in 2020. But it was during that time period, when he hunkered down in his own home for weeks at a time, that his ramblings and stumbles started raising concerns about his mental capabilities.
After all, he was 78 when elected, in an age group that dementia targets.
Since then, he’s done little to reassure voters, repeatedly making those verbal blunders and stumbles that characterize such issues. Once he even wandered off on a ramble across the White House lawn instead of heading into the structure, as he was expected to do.
Now a poll reveals that not even half of Americans believe him to be “mentally fit” to be president.
The results come from Politico, which put a positive spin on the Politico/Morning Consult poll results by explain it shows “just 44% of voters approve of Biden’s job performance, and 46% say he’s ‘mentally fit.'”
The report explained in actuality, 50% disagree that Biden is “in good health,” 10 points higher than those who believe he is.
That’s “a massive 29-point shift since October 2020, when Morning Consult last surveyed the question and found voters believed Biden was in good health by a 19-point margin,” the report said.
“Asked whether Biden is mentally fit, voters are almost evenly split, with 46 percent saying he is and 48 percent disagreeing. But that negative 2-point margin stands in stark contrast to Biden’s numbers last October, when voters believed he was mentally fit by a 21-point margin,” it said.
Politico explained the questions are part of a battery of attributes about which voters were asked regarding Biden – the same questions asked about President Trump during his presidency.
“The new polling comes amid persistent questions about whether Biden — who turns 79 on Saturday — will run for reelection in three years and as Democrats have grown increasingly concerned with the party’s gerontocracy. Biden says he will run again, but some longtime allies have raised doubts. Even ‘Saturday Night Live’ recently ribbed Biden over whether he was ‘lucid,'” the report noted.
The report cited the voters’ “increasing doubts about the health and mental fitness of President Joe Biden.”
It explained that Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster, blamed the “scrutiny” on his age and failings “to conservative news outlets and social media.”
She claimed there’s a “very aggressive campaign on this” and that is what is now “bleeding over into the mainstream a little.”
The poll confirms Trump supporters generally think Biden is neither physically nor mentally fit, and Biden voters believe the opposite.
But independents, the decision-makers in so many elections, “by a margin of 23 points — don’t agree that Biden is mentally fit now,” the report said.
Politico, which continually spun the results by claiming “independents and voters overall believed Biden was more physically and mentally fit than Trump” in last year’s election, did note Biden’s collapse started “with the bloody withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
“The ravages of the coronavirus Delta variant, congressional squabbling and public perceptions about the economy also contributed to Biden’s troubles.”
There’s also the Biden-created disaster on the southern border, as well as inflation.
This poll says 44% give Biden a positive job approval rating, but other recent polls have shown that to be as low as 36% or 38%. Kamala Harris’ numbers have fallen like a rock, down in the 20s.
There also have been recent reports of major infighting inside the White House, specifically between the teams working for Biden and Harris, and even speculation Biden could use any opening in the Supreme Court to nominate Harris and replace her in the administration.
The sudden change in Americans’ perspective on Biden’s abilities also likely reflect a significant change in the independents in the country, or even a loss of Democrat support.
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