A new poll conducted by YouGov/Economist has revealed a wide discrepancy between how Americans view President Joe Biden’s age and Donald Trump’s age when it comes to running for president in 2024.
The poll asked the public whether they felt Biden, 78, or Trump, 74, was too old to be president if they were to run again in the 2024 election. It found that 51 percent of respondents felt Biden was too old, compared to only 28 percent who felt the same about Trump.
The poll also found that while the sentiment toward Biden was generally negative, there was a significant split among Republicans, with only 41 percent feeling he was too old compared to 67 percent who felt the same about Trump.
The results of the poll are likely to cause concern among Democrats, as Biden has already come under scrutiny for his age. In recent months, some of his gaffes and missteps have raised questions about his cognitive abilities, and the poll results indicate that the perception of his age may be affecting the public’s view of him as a potential executive.
However, it is important to note that the poll results did not factor in the possibility of a VP pick for either candidate. If either Biden or Trump were to select a younger running mate, it could potentially change the perception of the public’s view.
In the end, the poll results are a reminder that age is a consideration when it comes to evaluating a potential president, and it should not be overlooked. The results also demonstrate that there is still a gap between how people view Biden and Trump’s age when it comes to running for president in 2024, and it is a gap that the Democratic Party should be aware of.