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Survey finds 67% say Biden shouldn’t seek another term, 56% have doubts about his mental fitness to serve as president

by | Sep 14, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

By now, it’s not exactly a state secret that overwhelmingly, the American people do not want pro-abortion Joe Biden to run for a second term as president. Often time this is wrapped in assurances that they don’t believe Biden is a bad guy, just a bad president.

Yesterday The Hill ran a story by Max Greenwood that was brutally honest.

Using data from a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, Greenwood wrote

Two-thirds of voters surveyed – 67 percent – said that Biden shouldn’t seek another term in the Oval Office, with nearly half citing their belief that he’s a bad president as the reason why. Another 30 percent said it’s simply because Biden, who would be 84 by the time he takes the Oath of Office again, is too old for the job. 

The survey showed that this group of people at least are ready to move on: neither Biden nor former President Trump were popular: 

Nevertheless, if asked to choose only between Biden and Trump, the former president would come out on top, according to the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll. Forty-five percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump over Biden in a head-to-head matchup, while 42 percent said they would reelect the Democratic incumbent.

What about pro-abortion Vice President Kamala Harris?

Vice President Harris fares even worse in a matchup with Trump, notching only 40 percent support to his 47 percent.

When you dig in, you find many signs that President Biden continues to fare poorly:

*“Biden’s approval shows limited gains, ticks up to 41%.”

*  Only 32% believe the country is on the right track.

* “The direction of the economy has improved as well, but still well under water.” Only 30% believe the economy is on the right track.

* “Biden’s approval on the management of key issues is weak across the board.” The figures range from 49% [“reacting to Coronavirus”] to 36% [“handling inflation”]. Inflation/price increases are the runaway most important issues facing the country today—39%. 

One other question. The survey asked “Is Joe Biden mentally fit to serve as president of the United States or do you have doubts about his fitness for office?” Only 44% said he was mentally fit.

The survey, a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll, was conducted between September 7-8 among 1,885 registered voters.

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