Americans worry about Biden's mental health more than Trump's: poll
The results are bad news for the commander-in-chief, who has recently lost ground to Trump in polling.
President Joe Biden's mental capacity and fitness for office appear to trouble voters more than concerns over that of his chief Republican rival, a recent survey has revealed.
At age 80, speculation over Biden's mental acuity has abounded in the wake of a string of gaffes and his habit of telling bizarre anecdotes to relate to his audience.
Among Americans, 52.21% said they were "very concerned" about Biden's cognitive health and his ability to complete a second term in a recent NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ survey. A further 22.10% were "somewhat concerned."
Those numbers were noticeably lower for former President Donald Trump, 77, with 38.22% very concerned about his cognitive health and a further 20.76% somewhat concerned.
Biden's approval rating stood at 43.28%, including 16.84% who strong approved of his job performance and 26.44% who somewhat approved of him. On the other hand, 56.72% disapproved of him, including 40.67% who strongly disapproved and 16.05% who somewhat disapproved.
A further 70.68% backed a maximum age limit for members of Congress.
The results are bad news for the commander-in-chief, who has recently lost ground to Trump in polling. At present, the Republican leads Biden by 1.1% in the RealClearPolitics polling average.
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