New Politico Poll Says Voters Doubting Biden’s Health And Mental Fitness
With 11 months under his belt to prove his worth as president, Joe Biden, it seems voters have lost any sort of confidence in his health and mental fitness to discharge the duties of the office, according to the results of the latest Politico/Morning Consult Poll.
Biden is down 10 points with voters, half of them now disagreeing with the statement that the president is “in good health.” Only 40 percent combined agree with the statement somewhat (26 percent), or strongly agree (14 percent), but a whopping 50 percent disagree, which includes a plurality of 35 percent of voters strongly disagreeing with it.
This is a 29-point swing since the last time the same survey polled that same question in October before the 2020 presidential election. Before that election, Biden was 19 points positive on voter perceptions of his health.
On the poll’s question of mental fitness, the decline is even more marked. A plurality of voters now disagree that Biden is mentally fit (48%), leaving Biden 2 points underwater. Voters had believed Biden was mentally fit by a 21-point margin before the 2020 election.
Biden was the oldest elected president and took office as the oldest president in U.S. history. He turns 79 on Saturday.
“When you watch Biden, you get a sense that he’s just missing a beat, that he’s not what he once was,” Republican pollster Neil Newhouse went on to state during a conversation with Politico. “Voters are picking up on it.”
Politico’s Democrat pollster Celinda Lake says Republican messaging on Biden’s lack of fitness is winning, even adding a claim this is “disinformation.”
“They’re running a very aggressive campaign on this, and it’s bleeding over into the mainstream a little,” Lake said to the publication. “By and large, the people who believe this are Trump supporters anyway or they’ve been exposed to the right-wing disinformation machine.”
However, Lake’s argument pretty much falls apart thanks to independent voters who, by a total of 23 points, disagree that the president is mentally fit. Democrats are widely supportive of Biden’s fitness, while Republicans overwhelmingly are not, according to the results of the Politico poll.
Biden is also 9 points under the majority of those who disapprove at just 44 percent compared to 53 percent who disapprove. In other words, the Biden administration is a total and utter failure.
Newsmax also revealed several other ways Biden has failed in office:
- 26 points negative on being energetic.
- 20 points negative on being a clear communicator.
- 17 points down on being a leader.
Basically, all of the issues that were stressed by former President Donald Trump back during the presidential race in 2020 are now the concerns that voters have with Biden.
“Biden is definitely slow on a lot of things,” a woman respondent went on to say to Politico. “I’m not sure if it is because of his age, or if he’s still going after 30 decades.”
When the woman was asked whether or not she would be supporting Biden in 2024, the woman responded by saying, “If he’s alive. I’m just saying.”
“Morning Consult polled 1,998 registered voters Nov. 13-15, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points,” the Newsmax report said.