A new survey found that 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) are “Very” concerned about his “health and mental acuity,” while another 21 percent are “Somewhat” worried and 17 percent are “Slightly” concerned, according to a Yahoo/YouGov poll released on Tuesday. In addition, 82 percent of the independents in the poll's sample share same concerns. Only 23% of People are unconcerned about Biden's mental capacity or physical well-being.
Also, respondents were questioned about their opinions on the 46th president's competence. Only 35% of People 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 percent, 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.
“Nobody wants to be the one to do something that would undermine the chances of a Democratic victory in 2024,” Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) said to Martin. “Yet in quiet rooms the conversation is just the opposite — we could be at a higher risk if this path is cleared.”
Martin caught up with a second Democrat lawmaker who hoped Biden would ride off into the sunset, noting the individual “recalled speaking to Jill Biden and, hoping to plant a seed about a one-term declaration of victory, told her how her husband should be celebrated for saving democracy.”
If he wins reelection, Biden would be 82 by the start of his second term. While 47 percent of registered Democrats and left-leaning independents want him as the nominee next year, 65 percent of Americans believe he is “too old for another term as president,” according to the survey.
Biden would lose hypothetical general election contests to both Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump (R-FL).
During 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.