According to a recent Harvard/Harris survey, a majority of Americans have doubts about Joe Biden’s “mental fitness” to potentially run for president again in 2024.
The survey found that 60% of Americans have reservations about his mental capacity, with 65% agreeing that at 80 years old, he is “too old” to continue as president.
This sentiment is shared by a significant portion of Democrats, with almost a quarter (24%) expressing similar doubts about his mental fitness.
The poll also revealed that a majority of Republicans and Independents believe that Biden is showing signs of being too old to run again, with 90% of Republicans and 73% of Independents agreeing.
Additionally, 87% of GOP voters and 67% of Independents say that he doesn’t have the mental fitness to run again.
The survey also indicated that 61% of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction and that a majority, 56%, have an unfavorable view of Biden.
Furthermore, only 37% of Americans approve of how Biden has handled the border crisis, and 62% highly disapprove of his handling of the economy.
If an election were held today between Trump and Biden, the poll suggests that Trump would win by 5 points.
The survey was conducted Jan 18–19, 2023 among 2,050 registered voters by The Harris Poll and HarrisX.
“Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, education, political party, and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population,” the poll reads. “Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.”