A majority of Americans are concerned that President Joe Biden has proven himself "too old" to be commander in chief, according to a Harvard/Harris poll.
By a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent, respondents said Biden's performance in office is "showing he is too old to be president," as opposed to "showing he is fit to be president." Americans were split on whether Biden, who will turn 79 in November, is mentally fit for the job, with 51 percent expressing confidence in his mental fitness and 49 percent expressing doubts.
According to the poll, Biden's approval rating has fallen significantly over the course of the year, from 57 percent in March to just 48 percent in September. It could have something to do with the fact that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of the Biden administration's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, a decision that a similar majority said was "made hastily." Two-thirds of respondents said the botched withdrawal has made Americans "less safe."
Things have gotten so bad that voters are beginning to pine for the steadfast leadership, impressive physical stamina, and intellectual fortitude of former president Donald Trump. A slim majority of respondents—51 percent to 49 percent—said Trump was a better president than Biden. Additionally, the poll found that Trump had the highest favorability rating among American politicians, with 48 percent of respondents expressing a favorable opinion, compared with 47 percent of respondents who expressed an unfavorable opinion. That was slightly better than Biden's result of 46 percent favorable, 49 percent unfavorable.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) continues to be one of the most reviled politicians in the country, according to the poll. Just 37 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Pelosi, compared with 55 percent who viewed her unfavorably. Vice President Kamala Harris was a close second at 41 percent favorable and 50 percent unfavorable. By a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent, respondents said former vice president Mike Pence was a better VP than Harris, which is just embarrassing. Good luck in 2024!