More and more Americans are seeing Joe as too old for another trip to the Oval.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, voters on both sides of the aisle see President Joe Biden as too old for a second term; only 39% of voters hold a favorable view of the president.
“Voters are looking for change, and neither of the leading candidates is the change that they’re looking for,” said Democratic pollster Michael Bocian, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio.
The Journal survey, while pointing to a large set of challenges Biden faces in persuading voters that he deserves re-election, also finds weaknesses in his likely opponent. Voters in the survey rated Trump as less honest and likable than Biden, and a majority viewed Trump’s actions after his 2020 election loss as an illegal effort to stop Congress from declaring Biden the proper winner.
Although the candidates are only three years apart, 73% of voters said they feel Biden is too old to seek a second term, compared with 47% of voters who said the same of the 77-year-old Trump. Two-thirds of Democrats said Biden was too oldto run again.
By an 11-point margin, more voters see Trump rather than Biden as having a record of accomplishments as president—some 40% said Biden has such a record, while 51% said so of Trump. By an eight-point margin, more voters said Trump has a vision for the future. And by 10 points, more described Trump as mentally up to the presidency. Some 46% said that is true of Trump, compared with 36% who said so of Biden.
More over at The Wall Street Journal:
Voters overwhelmingly think President Biden is too old to run for re-election and give him low marks for handling the economy, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll https://t.co/iDxKxcIzxx
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 4, 2023