Poll: Majority Believe Joe Biden Not Fit for Presidency, Doubt Mental Ability 

US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media prior to boarding Air Force One at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 12, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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A majority of voters believe President Joe Biden is not fit to be president and doubt his mental ability, a Monday Harris poll revealed.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had “doubts” about Biden’s mental ability. Sixty-two percent said Biden is not fit to be president because he is too old.

Among independents, a plurality expressed doubt about Biden’s mental ability (34-20 percent). Twelve percent of Democrats also were skeptical of Biden’s mental ability to lead. 63 percent of Democrats said the president is mentally fit.

Though Biden is nearing 80 years old, he plans to run again in 2024. Biden reportedly told Barack Obama he intends to run because he feels he is the only Democrat who can defeat Donald Trump.

According to the Harris poll, Biden leads a potential primary with only 37 percent support against Vice President Kamala Harris (14 percent), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (9 percent), and Hillary Clinton (7 percent).

Biden’s decision to run in 2024 comes as many videos in the last few weeks have shown the president disoriented and confused. On the Monday after Easter Sunday, Biden had to be guided away from a crowd by an Easter Bunny:

On the same day, First Lady Jill Biden reminded her husband on a hot mic to wave at the crowd after the Easter event:

Last week, a video shows Biden turning around after a speech and not knowing which direction he was to exit the stage. During his speech, Biden had trouble clearly articulating his ideas:

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron initially ignored Biden’s congratulatory call after he won reelection in Paris:

Biden was asked in January why he thought the majority of people disagreed with the statement: “Joe Biden is mentally fit”.

“I have no idea,” Biden responded.

The poll sampled 1,966 voters from April 20-21.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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