President Joe Biden’s longstanding habit of making and outlandish statements has lead many observers to suggest that he is suffering from a decline in his mental health.
Yet as PJ Media contributor Matt Margolis pointed out this week, a new poll suggests it isn’t just Biden’s competence Americans are asking questions about.
Vice President Kamala Harris widely seen as incompetent
Margolis pointed to a recent survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates between March 17 and March 22 which found that 33% of respondents believed the president and Vice President Kamala Harris are equally incompetent.
The bad news for Harris doesn’t stop there, as another 11% of poll participants expressed the view that she is actually more incompetent than Biden is.
“This means six in 10 voters view either our president, the vice president, or both as incompetent,” pollsters John and Jim McLaughlin wrote in a piece for Newsmax.
Further, the survey reported that Harris would do worse in a 2024 race against former President Donald Trump. Whereas Trump would beat Biden by three percentage points, the former president bests Harris by eight points.
That disparity comes even though some 58% of respondents “think Joe Biden should take a cognitive health test and release it publicly.” That figure includes 37% of Democrats.
Significantly, the poll was taken before Biden committed a series of gaffes on his trip to Europe last week which left many observers feeling alarmed.
Fox News reported that in one incident, Biden appeared to tell American troops stationed in Poland that they would soon be heading to Ukraine. At another point, the president seemed to imply that the United States will be seeking to remove Russian dictator Vladimir Putin from power.
Many voters question House speaker’s mental fitness
The McLaughlins noted how “it’s not surprising that a whopping 75% of all voters support passing a new federal law requiring the president to take regular health tests and mandate notifying Congress if there is a serious illness that would medically impair the president from carrying out his duties.”
Worries over mental fitness don’t extend to the White House, as 61% say they want House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “to take a cognitive health test and make it public.”
“So, let’s boil this all down: most Americans think the top three leaders in the nation are either in poor cognitive health or just plain incompetent,” Margolis observed, concluding, “Pray for our country.”