Most Americans who voted for Biden in 2020 believe he is now too old for the presidency


Most of Joe Biden's voters in 2020 —the election in which he reached the White House— now say that the president is too old to be effective, which could be a threat to his re-election when he is 81 years old, according to a poll.

The poll published today by the New York Times (NYT) and Siena College indicates that 61% of those surveyed said they thought the Democrat was too old to be an effective president.

In addition, 19% of those who voted for Biden in 2020 indicated that the president's age was such a problem that he was no longer able to do his job.

The survey indicates that this concern transcends generations, gender, race, and education, and that 63% of all registered voters said Biden was too old to be effective and 45% expressed their belief that he could not do the job of president.

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The survey was conducted more than two weeks after a special prosecutor, as part of an investigation, described the president as an "elderly man, well-intentioned, but with a bad memory" and "diminished faculties" due to his age.

In recent months, Biden has had several lapses in his speeches, such as confusing Emmanuel Macron, the current French president, with Francois Mitterrand, who led France from 1981 to 1995 and died in 1996.

However, last week, Biden received a clean bill of health in his annual physical exam and his doctor rated him as "fit for service".

Despite the fact that only four years separate Donald Trump's age from Biden's and that the Republican has also had lapses during his campaign, the surveyed voters have not expressed the same concerns for the Republican primary candidate.

According to a new Wall Street Journal (WSJ) poll published today, around 73% of those surveyed indicated that Biden is too old to run for re-election.

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In comparison, 52% believe that Trump is too old to run for the White House.

If re-elected, Biden would break his own record as the oldest sitting president. Trump would be 82 years old at the end of his term and Biden would be 86 years old.

Trump has a narrow lead over Biden

Several polls published this weekend indicate that if the elections were held today, Trump would win, but not by much.

The WSJ poll indicates that 47% of voters would back Trump and 45% would choose Biden.

While the NYT poll indicates that in response to the question, "If the presidential elections were held today, who would you vote for if the candidates were Biden and Trump?" 48% responded Trump and 43%, Biden.

On the other hand, a Fox poll, also published this Sunday, suggests that in a possible rematch, Trump would receive 49% of voter support and Biden 47%.

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The groups that support Trump the most are white evangelical Christians (68%), white men without a university degree (64%) and rural voters (60%), while for Biden they are African American voters (66%), urban voters (59%) and university graduates (57%); according to Fox.

Both the Times poll and the Fox poll indicate that Nikki Haley, Donald Trump's rival in the Republican primaries, would have a better chance of beating Joe Biden in the November presidential elections than the former president and current favorite among Republicans.

The issues that concern Americans the most are the economy and migration, according to the polls.