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Poll: Doubts About Biden’s Age Sees Approval Rating Dip To Lowest Of Presidency

As he kicks off his re-election campaign, President Joe Biden‘s approval rating has dipped to the lowest of his presidency in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday.

The poll shows 68 percent of Americans say Biden is too old for another term in office, that stat puts him in a low position against top Republicans currently in the race or those rumored to be looking at a run for the White House. 44 percent of Americans believe Donald Trump, who is 76 years old and could be Biden’s potential opponent, is too old.

Apart from age, the poll finds Americans doubt Biden has the mental sharpness and the physical health to be president with Trump easily passing the current president in both categories.

Apart from health, Biden could face more problems if he takes on Trump in 2024. 54 percent of Americans say Trump did a better job handling the economy when he was president than Biden (36%) has done so far in his term. That comes despite historically low unemployment rates and high job numbers.

Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis both lead Biden in preference of who Americans would prefer in the White House in 2024 over Biden.

Biden's approval rating stands at 43 percent among registered voters. (Image via FiveThirtyEight)

However, according to FiveThirtyEight’s latest polls, Biden’s overall approval rating stands at 43.6 percent, which is down a point from a month ago.

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Biden sits at 26 percent approval among Americans under age 30, 42 percent among non-White adults, 41 percent among urban residents. Among independents who voted for Biden in 2020, 57 percent approve while 30 percent disapprove while 96 percent disapprove of Trump.

Meanwhile, Trump faces issues of his own. 56 percent of Americans say he should face criminal charges in investigations to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election while another 54 percent say he should face charges in investigations of his handling of classified documents after leaving office.

If Biden and Trump face off in 2024 as expected, the poll found of 44 percent of Americans say they’d definitely or probably vote for Trump while 38 percent would vote for Biden. 12 percent remain undecided but those undecided when asked to pick between the two men, the numbers went 49 percent for Trump and 42 percent for Biden.

In a potential Biden-DeSantis matchup, Biden looks to be doing the same. 42 percent of Americans say they’d definitely or probably vote for DeSantis while 37 percent would vote for Biden with 16 percent undecided.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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