Even fewer believe that the president has the mental capacity to serve, a CBS News poll has found
Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s economic agenda at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, September 14, 2023 © AP / Alex Brandon
Just over a third of registered US voters think that President Joe Biden would complete a second term in office if reelected next year, according to a CBS News poll published on Sunday. The poll is the latest in a series of surveys showing low public confidence in Biden’s mental and physical health.
According to the poll, 34% believe that Biden would see a second term to its conclusion, while 44% think he would step down before 2029. Some 22% said that they weren’t sure.
Biden would be 86 by the time a potential second term ended. His presumptive rival, Donald Trump, would be 82. According to the poll, 55% of voters believe that Trump would finish a second term, while 16% said that he would retire early. Some 29% were unsure.
Both Biden and Trump have insisted that their advanced age is not a problem. Biden recently told a crowd that his age granted him “a little bit of wisdom,” while Trump told NBC News on Sunday that he had inherited longevity from his parents, who died at 93 and 88.