NEW POLL: Staggering 70% Say Biden Not “Physically Healthy Enough” to Be President

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In a new CBS poll released on Sunday, a significant 72 percent of Americans have expressed doubts about President Joe Biden’s physical fitness for another four years in office, adding a new layer of uncertainty to the upcoming presidential race. The survey also highlights the resurgence of former President Donald Trump in the political arena.

Biden Trails Trump by One Point Within Margin of Error

The poll’s headline finding is that President Biden is trailing former President Trump by a mere one point in a head-to-head matchup. However, it’s important to note that this narrow margin falls well within the poll’s 2.1 percent margin of error, making the race too close to call at this stage.

Age Doesn’t Diminish Concerns About Health

Despite being two years older than Trump, Biden faces challenges in how voters perceive his physical and mental health. When asked about who is “physically healthy enough to be president,” the poll revealed that 43 percent of respondents believed “only Donald Trump” fits the bill, while 29 percent thought neither candidate was up to the task. Only 16 percent of those surveyed expressed confidence that “only Biden” is competent to serve from a physical health perspective.

Mental and Cognitive Health Also Under Scrutiny

Concerns about mental and cognitive health are equally prominent. A significant 44 percent of respondents felt that “only Trump” is mentally fit to serve as president, with 23 percent believing that neither candidate possesses the necessary mental acuity. Only 26 percent felt that “only Biden” is sufficiently fit from a mental and cognitive standpoint.

GOP Criticism of Biden’s Health Persists

One of the lasting criticisms from the GOP has revolved around Biden’s mental and cognitive health, given that he is the oldest president ever to occupy the Oval Office. This criticism has been echoed by Republicans and some Democratic pundits who have openly questioned Biden’s fitness for the role.

Trump’s Polling Surge Despite Legal Challenges

Remarkably, former President Donald Trump’s polling numbers have surged in recent months, despite facing four criminal indictments across four different jurisdictions. According to the Real Clear Politics national average, Trump now holds a slight lead over Biden, with a margin of 0.6 percent.

As the 2024 presidential election draws nearer, these survey results are expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the political landscape. Concerns about the health and fitness of presidential candidates, particularly their ability to serve a full term, are likely to remain at the forefront of the political discourse throughout the campaign season.

The CBS News/YouGov Survey, conducted from September 12-15, involved a national sample of 4,002 U.S. adults. The poll’s results were meticulously weighted to account for age, race, and education, providing a comprehensive snapshot of the American electorate’s sentiments.

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  1. Trump needs to be leading by 15% in the polls to win the election because less than that the Democrats have ways to steal the election just like last time

    No you’re not a kook if you say the election was stolen rather you have your head in the sand if you think libs do not try to steal elections. they have the means the opportunity and the motive.
    the motive we know what it is it’s called tds

  2. Why is 4 criminal indictments reason for his popularity to wane..

    If you can indict a ham sandwich

    And some of these indictments are garbage so they don’t count

    And everyone knows four brought at the same time is piling on and totally political.. they could’ve been brought last year.
    The fact that it is obvious to any baar daas that this is targeting of your political opponents and election interference, is goofa why his numbers have risen.

    The Hanacha of this article is faulty at the core.

  3. The President, who in his regal manner ignores all these ridiculous polls and articles, is in NY this week for meetings at the UN . Anyone who has any doubts regarding his capabilities to fulfill his duties can go and visit him and watch him in real time.

    He has a very busy schedule – meeting with world leaders such as Brazil, Israel and Ukraine. He will also address the General Assembly. He will not be laughed at like Trump was laughed at. (The embarrassing exchange came when Trump boasted that his administration had accomplished more over two years than “almost any administration” in American history, eliciting audible guffaws in the cavernous chamber hall.
    The president appeared startled. “Didn’t expect that reaction,” he said, “but that’s okay.” Members of the audience chuckled again — perhaps this time in sympathy. )

    If you don’t go and check him out and verify it for yourselves, it might be that you would rather believe Fox News and other Republican right wing media lies, than see the truth with your own eyes.

  4. Biden is in the white house cause hashem wanted so. not cause he won and don’t play stupid., its obama and the other bad dems controlling the usa………………….

  5. Jackk, except that this wasn’t a Fox News poll. It’s says that CBS conducted the poll. It’s okay if you are part of the 30%, but don’t spread fiction. You stuck with believing in polls with Trump, so you owe the same for the Biden administration.

  6. I’d say that Trump isn’t “mentally healthy enough” to be President. He lives in a fantasy world, continually insisting (without a shred of proof) that the election was stolen from him.

  7. The Poll also says that:
    A staggering 45% say that Trump is not “Physically Healthy Enough to Server as President.
    A staggering 49% say that Trump does not have “The Mental and Cognitive Health to Serve as President.”

    There are a lot of other things that the poll says that are very unfavorable to Trump. But it is just a poll.