President Donald Trump’s campaign has long argued that Joe Biden is experiencing cognitive decline — and according to a new poll, it seems most Americans agree.
In a sign of collapse for the Democrat White House hopeful’s campaign, a survey released by the Washington Examiner and YouGov found that “60% of registered voters are very or fairly concerned about Biden’s age, compared to just 45% who say the same about President Trump,” according to a Tuesday report from the Examiner.
Crunching the numbers
While the Examiner acknowledged that the results do break down along partisan lines, the poll did reveal that some 38% of Democrats expressed concern when asked about their candidate’s age and mental fitness.
That number shoots up to 61% when independent voters are asked the same question. In contrast, only 41% of independents had similar worries about the incumbent president, the Examiner noted.
Biden, for his part, turns 78 on Nov. 20 and will be 82 years old at the end of his first term should he be elected next month, which would make him the oldest person ever to hold the nation’s highest office.
“Sitting in a home someplace”
For his part, Trump has said that even if Biden becomes the president, his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and others on the far left will likely be the ones who are really running the show.
“You know, the difference is Joe is not going to be running the government,” the president said at an event in March, as the Examiner reported separately.
Trump continued: “He’s just going to be sitting in a home someplace, and people are going to be running it for him, and they will be radical-left socialists.”
Biden’s frequent blunders
There are indeed numerous examples of the former vice president making strange and nonsensical statements that call his mental faculties into question.
In one recent example, Biden told a group of supporters in Ohio on Monday that he is running for U.S. Senate, as Fox News reported. He also made a similar gaffe in South Carolina earlier this year, according to Newsweek.
At the same event, Biden seemed to forget Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) name when addressing whether or not Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s religion should be an issue in her confirmation to the Supreme Court, Fox noted. All the blunders certainly aren’t helping the Democrat as he tries to convince voters that is, in fact, young enough for the biggest job in the nation.
Only time will tell if Biden succeeds in that feat, which seems to be getting more difficult every time he opens his mouth.