According to a new poll released on Monday, President Joe Biden’s age and his management of the economy are two of his biggest flaws as the 80-year-old incumbent prepares for a potential rematch with former President Donald Trump.
According to a Wall Street Journal poll of 1,500 registered voters conducted from August 24 to 30, those significant worries may be what is keeping Biden’s overall job approval rating below 50%, compared to about 57% of those who disapprove.
According to the study, a majority of registered voters—60%—do not believe that Biden is “mentally up for the job” of being president. In comparison to Trump, who is 77 years old, over three-fourths of respondents, or 73%, indicated they believe Biden is too old to run for president.
The publication reported that the poll’s margin of error was 2.5 percentage points. Michael Bocian, a Democratic pollster, and Tony Fabrizio, a former pollster for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, performed it.
According to the study, the majority of voters who are registered indicated they disapproved of how Biden has managed the economy (59%), inflation (63%) and rise of the middle class (58%). On Biden’s initiative to generate jobs, which is of utmost importance to the administration as it works to rehabilitate the country from the effects of the fatal coronavirus outbreak, respondents were divided.
Voters also gave Biden net unfavourable approval ratings for how he handled the Ukraine conflict and relations between the United States and China.
However, despite the fact that a majority of voters (24%) indicated the economy will be a key issue in the 2024 presidential election, just 23% of those surveyed said the country was moving in the right way.
63% of registered voters indicated they had a negative opinion of the U.S. economy’s strength, with 36% calling it “poor.” The economy has gotten worse over the last two years, according to 58% of registered voters, while it has improved for 28% of voters, which is bad news for Biden.
86% of voters agreed that the price of housing had increased improperly over the past 12 months. 54% of those polled claimed that their financial condition has gotten worse since they last responded.