Most Voters Think Biden Is Too Old To Be Effective

A New York Times and Siena College poll shows that most Americans think Joe Biden is too old to be a good president.

The results show growing concerns about the 81-year-old president’s mental fitness, as 73% of registered voters believe that Biden is past his expiration date to be effective.

Of the people who backed Biden in 2020, 61% think he won’t be able to do an excellent job as president again due to his advanced age; 26% are very much in agreement, and 35% are only slightly so.

Donald Trump, Biden’s probable opponent, is four years younger than Biden.

Twenty-six percent of eligible voters think Biden can still do a good job as president, and nearly half (41%) of his 2020 voters felt the same way.

Nearly half of all Americans (42%) think Trump is too elderly to be a good president. Five percent of Trump 2020 voters strongly agreed, while nine percent said they somewhat agreed.

Just 19% of registered voters think that Trump’s advanced age is a significant hindrance to his ability to manage the position, while 21% believe that the 77-year-old ex-president is still competent despite his age.

In charge of Biden’s campaign communications, Michael Tyler criticized the most recent poll, telling Politico that polls “consistently overestimate” Donald Trump and underestimate Biden.

This latest survey follows a report published last month by Bloomberg News and Morning Consult that indicated Biden was trailing Trump in crucial swing states.

Michigan, Arizona, Nevada,  Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are among the swing states where 82% of respondents think Biden is too elderly, according to that poll.

According to the poll, most voters, including 28% of his November voters, think Trump is dangerous. This is especially true given Trump’s increasing extremist attacks in response to his mounting legal battles and his pursuit of the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

Even if Trump’s radicalism has increased, people seem more concerned about Biden’s age and effectiveness. Gallup also released a study last month showing that 38% of respondents approve of Biden, down three percentage points from January, and 59% of adults disapprove of the president.

Special counsel Robert Hur characterized President Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory” in a 388-page report regarding Biden’s retention of secret material that was revealed last month. This added to the mounting worries about Biden’s mental competency and age.