A new poll released Monday has found that most Americans — including a significant portion of Democrats — are worried about the state of President Joe Biden’s mental health.
According to an Issues & Insights/TIPP poll, 59% of the Americans surveyed said they were “concerned” about Biden’s mental health, while only 18% said they were “not very concerned” and 21% said they were “not concerned at all.”
Of the nearly 60% who indicated they were worried about the president’s mental capabilities, 36% said they were “very concerned” and 23% said they were “somewhat concerned.”
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The poll also found that Republicans and independents were generally more concerned than Democrats about Biden’s mental health, with a whopping 82% of Republicans and 56% of independent voters saying they worried about the president.
Despite this, a sizeable proportion of Democrats — 39% — said they were concerned about Biden’s mental health as well.
Terry Jones, editor of Issues and & Insights, said the poll indicated that concern over the 79-year-old president’s mental capabilities could be found among a wide variety of Americans.
“The fact is, based on these polling data, there is genuine concern among virtually all groups over Biden’s cognitive health,” Jones wrote. “It has taken on political urgency with the looming 2022 midterm elections, which, if Republicans prevail, could well turn Biden into a lame duck.”
The poll also found that the results were remarkably consistent when broken up by age and gender.
59% of both men and women said they were concerned about Biden’s cognitive abilities. Agewise, 59% of those aged 18-24, 62% of those aged 25-44, 57% of those 45-64 and 56% of those 65 and up expressed concern about the president.
The new Issues & Insight poll comes as Biden continues to make a number of head-scratching verbal blunders. During a speech in Saudi Arabia last month, the 79-year-old inadvertently celebrated the “selfishness” of the American troops, when he meant to say “selflessness.”
During that same trip to the Middle East, the president also mentioned the “honor of the Holocaust” before he realized his mistake and said “horror.”