More polling trouble: Majority of Biden’s 2020 voters say he’s ‘just too old’ to serve effectively

A new poll is out, and it spells serious trouble for President Joe Biden.

A recent New York Times/Siena College poll found that, among those who voted for Biden in 2020, a stunning 61 percent now agree somewhat or strongly agree that the octogenarian is “just too old to be an effective president.”

Even among those who plan to vote for him in 2024, 59 percent still believe he is too old to handle the job effectively.

In contrast, among those who voted for Donald Trump in 2020, only 15 percent agree that the 77-year-old is now “just too old” to run the nation.

“Overall, 73 percent of registered voters polled strongly or somewhat believed Biden is too old to be an effective president, including 56 percent of Democrats,” The Hill reports. “This poll is in line with other surveys conducted showing voters raising concerns about Biden’s age.”

Biden’s age — or, more specifically, his cognitive acuity — hit the center mark in the international spotlight after special counsel Robert Hur declared in his devastating report that the president can’t be held accountable for stashing classified documents in his garage because of his “poor memory.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insisted on Wednesday that Biden didn’t need a mental evaluation because he “passes a cognitive test every day.”

But, as comedian Bill Maher noted on Friday’s “Real Time” episode, “Nobody’s buying that.”

Italy, meanwhile, is having its share of laughs at Biden’s — and, by extension, America’s — expense.

Even Saturday Night Live, a longtime shill-show for the Biden administration, mocked in its latest cold open the president’s struggles with aging — and the absurdity of those ambitious politicians who try to gaslight voters into believing “Joe is incredible.”

Heidi Gardner played CNN’s Dana Bash and hosted, in a parody of “Inside Politics,” California Governor Gavin Newsom, played by Michael Longfellow; Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, played by Marcello Hernández; and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, played by Ego Nwodim.

(Video: YouTube)

“I understand that people care about the president’s age, but what they should care about is his record,” Longfellow-as-Newsom said. “Look at what Joe Biden has done for America. He’s created more jobs than any president in history. Inflation is down. The Shamrock Shake is back and Beyoncé has gone country. Thank you, Joe.”

“I was just with him and behind closed doors, Joe is incredible,” Longfellow gushed. “Yesterday we had a big meeting about the border and God, he had such command. He had charts, tables, PowerPoints, he had an interactive AR display on the Apple Vision Pro – that he programmed himself. The software might be in beta but the man — he’s in alpha.”

“Mayorkas” agreed.

“Dana, I was just with him, and behind closed doors, he’s a dynamo,” Hernández said. “This weekend, we both went down to the border town of Brownsville, Texas, and Joe went into beast mode. He said, ‘We got to tighten this border. Look how easy I can cross it.'”

“Then he parkoured up to the top of the border wall,” he continued. “He front-flipped into the Rio Grande, and came back up with a fish in his mouth.”

“But you didn’t report that,” Hernández added, “because it doesn’t fit your little narrative.”

And Nwodim nailed Jean-Pierre, telling “Bash” that it’s a “pleasure to be with you to talk about the most vigorous man I’ve ever known: Joe Biden.”

“I was just with him,” Nwodim said, “and behind closed doors, he’s a whirlwind.”

She ran down the president’s “schedule,” which included leading a “SoulCycle class,” “speed chess in the park,” a Joint Chiefs military strategy meeting/pushup contest, and “train time.”

“And that’s all before a lunch where he eats five whole chickens and a raw potato,” Nwodim said.

Voters should only be concerned about Biden’s age, Nwodim said, “if you’re scared of wisdom.”

The skit ended with Newsom trying to FaceTime Biden, played by Mikey Day.

“Hey, hold on, I’m just going to turn up the volume,” Day shouted. “Just gotta find a button.”

And as the screen goes black, Day can be heard mumbling, “There we go…”

 

Melissa Fine

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