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A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research highlighted a growing consensus among Americans that President Joe Biden is perceived as too old to serve in a second term effectively. The survey, which gathered responses from 1,165 adults, revealed that 77 percent of participants believed Biden’s age would hinder his performance in office for another four years. This sentiment crossed party lines, with 89 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of Democrats expressing concerns about his suitability for a second term.
Interestingly, this perception of Biden’s age as a potential hindrance to his effectiveness was not confined to any specific age group, debunking the notion that it was solely a sentiment held by younger individuals. Despite this consensus, older Democrats supported Biden’s potential bid for the 2024 elections more. In comparison, about half of the surveyed U.S. adults believed former President Donald Trump was too old for office. Still, with a notable difference: Democrats were more inclined to disqualify Trump based on his age than Republicans.
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Biden’s age has been a recurring topic of discussion, given that he is the oldest president in U.S. history. If he were to be re-elected and serve a full term, he would be 86 years old upon leaving office in 2029. Earlier in August, a Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey for Newsweek found that most Democrats expressed concern about Biden’s ability to perform his duties due to his age. The broader sentiment the AP poll conveys suggests that a significant portion of the American public favors a shift toward younger leadership. Despite concerns about Biden’s age, there remains division about whether his age should completely rule out his candidacy for a second term.
These discussions around Biden’s health and age have also been observed in polls conducted by outlets like Economist-YouGov, where 45 percent of respondents questioned his ability to perform the presidential role effectively due to these factors. In conclusion, the poll’s results illuminate a widespread belief among Americans that Biden’s age might hinder his effectiveness if he were to seek a second term. This sentiment extends across party lines and age groups, underscoring the significance of age as a factor in public perception of political leaders.