Clear majority ‘doubts’ President Biden’s mental ability: Poll

A new poll has found that the majority of American voters have “doubts” about President Joe Biden’s mental ability, Breitbart News reports. 

The poll is from Harris/Harvard Caps. The pollster surveyed 1,966 “registered voters” online between April 20 and 21. The results were just released on Monday.

Biden’s mental fitness

The poll asked participants, “Is Joe Biden mentally fit to serve as President of the United States or do you have doubts about his fitness for office?”

Overall, 53% said that they “have doubts about his fitness,” including 12% of Democrats, 55% of Republicans, and 34% of Independents. On the other hand, 47% said that Biden “is mentally fit.” This includes 67% of Democrats, 13% of Republicans, and 20% of Independents.

Critics have been questioning Biden’s mental fitness for some time now given, among other things, the frequent gaffes that we have seen from him. Some have called for Biden to undergo a cognitive exam, while others have gone so far as to suggest that he ought to be removed from office. It appears that most Americans would agree, though, that something is not right here.

Additionally, the pollster asked this question: “Do you think Joe Biden is showing he is too old to be President or do you think he showing he is fit to be president?”

Again, a majority – 62% – said that “he is too old,” including 19% of Democrats, 53% of Republicans, and 29% of Independents. This time, though, only 39% said that Biden is “fit to be president,” including 66% of Democrats, 11% of Republicans, and 23% of Independents.

On Biden’s approval

In this poll, Biden’s approval rating came in at 41%, which includes 23% who “strongly approve” and 19% that “somewhat approve” of the job that Biden is doing. Fifty-four percent, however, disapprove of Biden’s job performance, including 16% that “somewhat disapprove,” and 38% that “strongly disapprove.” Five percent were “not sure.”

This is in line will the approval ratings that Biden has received in a number of other polls in recent months.

RealClearPolitics currently has Biden’s average job approval at 41.4%, and it has his average disapproval at 53.8%. This puts Biden underwater, on average, by 12.7 points.

The Harris poll has found that what is driving Biden’s approval rating is down is, well, everything.

The pollster found that most voters do not approve of Biden on the economy, immigration, foreign affairs, crime, and on and on and on. The only thing that the slim majority – 52% – of voters approved of was Biden “reacting to the coronavirus.”

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