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Voters think Biden isn't calling the shots in the White House: poll

Should Biden secure reelection, he would be 86 after completing a second term.

May 5, 2023 5:55pm

Updated: May 5, 2023 5:55pm

A majority of likely voters believe that President Joe Biden is not the driving figure behind key decisions from the White House and that his staffers are making decisions for him.

Fifty-five percent of likely U.S. voters said that "others are making decisions for" Biden in a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, released Friday. By contrast, just 38% believe he is "really doing the job of president."

Moreover, nearly three-quarters, 73%, of respondents indicated that Biden's age will be an issue that affects his reelection prospects, including 49% who said it would present a "very serious" problem. Just 25% say the octogenarian's age would impact his electoral prospects.

Biden announced his reelection campaign in late April with little fanfare. Should he secure reelection, he would be 86 after completing a second term.

Former President Donald Trump, 76, is currently leading polls to win the Republican nomination. The RealClearPolitics polling average currently gives the 45th president a modest, 0.4% edge over his successor in a hypothetical rematch.

Conducted between April 30 and May 2, the survey questioned 1,117 U.S. likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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