According to a survey, more than three out of four Americans had some level of anxiety regarding President Joe Biden’s health and mental capacity.
A majority of Americans (39 percent), according to a Yahoo/YouGov poll released on Tuesday, are “Very” concerned over his “health and mental clarity.” Another 21% are “Somewhat” concerned, while 17% are “Slightly” anxious. In addition, 82 percent of the independents in the poll’s sample share the same concerns. Only 23% of Americans are unconcerned about Biden’s mental capacity or physical well-being.
Additionally, respondents were questioned about their opinions on the 46th president’s competence. Just 35% of Americans think he can handle the job well, compared to the majority of 49% who think he lacks ability.
Although he hasn’t officially declared it, Biden, whose approval rating is currently 41%, has said he plans to run for president again in 2024. According to Breitbart News, he is apparently considering an April campaign debut, which worries several Democrats.
Democrats are concerned about Biden’s chances in a general election despite his “intention” to run for reelection, Politico’s Jonathon Martin wrote last month.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) told Martin, “Nobody wants to be the one to do anything that could harm the possibility of a Democratic win in 2024. However, in private settings, the discussion is the exact opposite: If this road is opened, we could be at a larger risk.”
Martin caught up with a second Democratic legislator who wanted Biden to retire, saying that the person “recalled speaking to Jill Biden and, seeking to plant a seed about a one-term declaration of success, told her how her husband should be recognized for rescuing democracy.”
If he wins reelection, Biden would be 82 at the start of his second term. According to the study, 65 percent of Americans believe he is “too elderly for another term as president,” despite the fact that 47 percent of registered Democrats and left-leaning independents want him to be the nominee in 2024.
Biden loses hypothetical general election contests to both Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump (R-FL).
For its survey, which was conducted from February 23 to 27, YouGov used a sample of 1,516 American adults. There is a 2.7 percentage point margin of error.