A recent poll conducted by NBC News has shed light on the concerns held by a majority of voters regarding President Joe Biden’s mental and physical health, particularly in relation to the demands of his role as commander-in-chief.
The findings indicate that 68% of respondents expressed major or moderate concerns, while only 32% reported minor or negligible concerns when it comes to President Biden’s health in the context of his presidency.
Furthermore, the survey revealed that 60% of those polled harbor significant worries about President Biden’s ability to complete another four-year term, whereas only 40% indicated minor or no concerns in this regard.
If President Biden were to be reelected in 2024, he would be 82 years old on the day of his inauguration in 2025 and 86 years old upon leaving office on January 20, 2029. It is worth noting that he is already the oldest president in U.S. history.
Notably, the leading contender in the Republican presidential primary, former President Donald Trump, held the distinction of being the second oldest president based on his age when assuming office.
Concerns about the mental and physical health of former President Trump were also expressed by voters, with 55% of respondents indicating major or moderate concerns, while 44% stated minor or no concerns regarding his well-being.
When asked whether Trump would be capable of serving a full term if elected in 2024, 58% of participants expressed major or moderate concerns, while 42% held minor or no concerns. Should Trump secure the presidency in 2024, he would be 78 years old on the day of his inauguration in 2025 and 82 years old when leaving office on January 20, 2029.
The same poll revealed that Trump continues to maintain a significant lead over other Republican primary candidates, with 51% of support, while Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) emerges as the closest contender with 22% backing.
In a hypothetical general election, matchup between Trump and Biden, the current president holds a slight advantage with 49% support compared to Biden’s 45%. Meanwhile, DeSantis and Biden remain tied at 47% each in the same scenario.