Only a third of voters think Biden, 80, would complete a second term as president: poll
- A new CBS/YouGOV poll shows that only a third of registered voters believe that if President Joe Biden were re-elected, he could complete a second term.
- Age has become a central issue in the 2024 presidential election
- An August poll found that 77% of Americans think Biden, 80, is too old to be president.
More than half of Americans think that if Donald Trump, 77, won another term, he would finish it — while just a third think President Joe Biden, 80, could stay for another four years.
A new CBS News/YouGov Poll shows that 44% of registered voters believe that if Biden wins a second term, he will not be able to complete it. This comes as age and mental competence become a central issue for the 2024 election.
When focusing on mental and physical health, voters are much more convinced that Trump is fit to serve as president for another term — even if they disagree with his policies.
Only 16% of respondents think Biden is in good enough physical health for another four years as chief executive. But 43% say Trump is in fairly good health.
American voters are more optimistic about the president’s mental health – but not by much. The survey conducted September 12-15 found that 26% of registered voters believe Biden is mentally and cognitively fit for office.
A new CBS/YouGOV poll shows that only a third of registered voters believe that if President Joe Biden were re-elected, he would be able to complete a second term.
It comes as age and mental and physical fitness continue to dominate discussions of the White House race between Biden, 80, and former President Donald Trump, 77.
Only 7% say Biden and Trump are still mentally up to the job of president.
Last month, another poll found that 77% of Americans think Biden is too old to be elected to a second term.
Trump told former Fox News host Megyn Kelly last week that Biden was not “too old” but was “clearly incompetent.” He later told CBS host Norah O’Donnell in another interview that he would support cognitive testing requirements to run for president.
The CBS/YouGov poll shows that Trump would beat Biden in a presidential election by a single point, with a result of 50 to 49 percent.
However, it also reveals that two-thirds of registered voters believe a Trump rematch against Bidcen in 2024 would prove that the American political system is “broken.”
In addition to concerns over Biden’s age, the president now faces an impeachment inquiry from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Trump, by contrast, has been indicted four times this year and will have to testify about his efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
There are more than a dozen Republicans vying to take Trump’s place as the GOP nominee in 2024. Among them is 38-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy.
Biden is running virtually unopposed in the primary. Democrats Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson both launched extremely far-reaching attempts to oust the incumbent for the nomination.