The American public’s confidence in President Biden’s cognitive fitness is going down as he reaches a full year in the White House, a new poll reveals.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll, published this week, reveals that around 44% think that Biden, who turned 79 this weekend, is “stable,” while 50% report the opposite. The gap increased to 10 points when asked whether Joe Biden “is now in good health,” with only 40% reporting yes and 50% reporting no.
Americans, 48%-46%, believe that Joe Biden is not currently “mentally fit,” the poll said.
The poll is a stark contrast from the Morning Consult’s survey from Oct. 2020 where Americans said Biden was mentally well enough by a margin of 21 points. The 56% who states that Biden was fit was also far more than the 42% who said the same for former President Trump.
The new poll also revealed Biden’s approval number at 44%, nine points under the 53% who disapproved, in line with different polls that were reported recently. Approval of his management of the economy and health care — three top problems for voters, according to the survey — were underwater too, measuring around 40%, 38% and 43%, respectively.
The poll discovered that most Americans didn’t believe Biden was a clear communicator, energetic or a good leader with margins of 20, 26 and 17 points, respectively.
While Biden’s approval remained underwater, the poll reveled that congressional Democrats are keeping their ground against their GOP colleagues. The two parties were met in the middle with a 43% tie when voters were asked who they would vote for, and Democrats had a better favorability rating than Republicans, coming out ahead with 40% to Republicans’ 37%.
The poll was done from November 13-15 among 1,998 American voters. It has an error margin of 2 percentage points.
This comes at a time when the country is growing more dividing in its views on far-left topics like CRT training, gun rights, large spending programs, and inflation. With more and more local Republican candidates winning in areas where Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in 2020, it looks like 2022 will be a hotly fought battle.
Author: Blake Ambrose