Biden turns 79, doubts about physical and mental health are growing among voters

According to a poll published by Politico ahead of the president’s birthday next Saturday, 50% of Americans do not think he is fit and 48% doubt his lucidity

Doubts among American voters about the physical health and mental fitness of Joe Biden, who will turn 79 next Saturday, are growing significantly, is the oldest president ever to arrive at the White House. This is the picture that emerges from the poll published today by Politico which, in addition to confirming that the popularity of the president has fallen to an all-time low, with an approval rate of 44% and a disapproval of 53%, indicates that only 40% of voters believe the president “is in good health”, against 50% who do not.

In October 2020, in the midst of the election campaign in which Donald Trump, who is 75 years old, attacked the Democratic opponent for his age and lack of clarity, nicknamed him “Sleepy Joe”, the clear majority of the voters, with a 19-point margin, he thought Biden enjoyed new health.

As for mental fitness, the poll shows how voters are divided, with a slight majority, 48%, who do not consider them suitable against 46% who instead believe in the president’s mental clarity. Here, too, the difference is stark from the poll a year ago, when a majority of voters believed he was mentally fit by a 21-point margin. While Democratic strategists insist that “generally believing these things are Trump supporters or people exposed to the far-right’s disinformation machine,” the poll points out that even a clear majority of independent voters, by a margin of 23 points , now thinks Biden is mentally unfit to be president.