Americans want a younger generation of lawmakers in Washington, poll data shows
US President Joe Biden’s advanced years are seen by an overwhelming majority of Americans as a stumbling block to securing a second term in the White House, according to a recent poll.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey conducted this month found that about 77% of Americans think Biden, who turns 81 in November, is too old to be a fully capable president if he is. re-elected next year. This view is shared by 89% of Republicans surveyed as well as 69% of Democrats, according to the poll.
“Biden just seems very compromised by age-related conditions. » Eric Dezenhall, a former member of Ronald Reagan’s White House, said via The Associated Press in comments published Monday. “Even the people who love him see him as fragile and not quite ‘there’.”
Dezenhall added: “Whatever Trump’s negatives are, I don’t think most people consider them age-related disabled.”
However, about half of Americans view Trump’s age (77) as a negative factor in his own chances of winning back the presidency of the United States, according to the study. The results largely appear to reflect the desire of American voters to seek out a younger generation of lawmakers in Washington – about two-thirds of them calling for age limits for the offices of president and members of Congress.
Similarly, 67% of survey respondents also support imposing a mandatory retirement age on Supreme Court justices.
“They are generally too old” Noah Burden, a 28-year-old communications professional, told the AP, adding that veteran politicians on both sides of the aisle represent “a sense of values and a perception of the country and the world that is simply no longer accurate. »
In addition, the survey specified that words such as “slow” And “confused” were frequently used by about 15% of voters to describe Biden. The same number (15%) described Trump as “corrupt” And “curve,” according to the survey of 1,165 adults between August 10 and 14.
Trump currently holds a significant advantage in the polls in the race to secure the Republican Party nomination to challenge presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the US presidential election, scheduled for November 5, 2024.
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