Is Biden done for?
According to a CAPS-Harris Poll, one in five Democratic voters has noted they would support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a Presidential bid if President Joe Biden didn’t seek re-election.
The poll, first reported on by the hill, reveals that 55 percent of those polled expressed “doubts” about Biden’s mental fitness to serve as President. Even more troubling for Biden is that 62 percent believed the President is showing he is “too old” to be President.
However, Democratic voters were more supportive of the President, as only 33 percent believe he is “too old” to hold office.
Yet, if the election was conducted on the day of the poll, Biden would only have received a vote from a third of the Democratic voters polled.
The poll also showed that compared to 10 prospective Presidential candidates — including 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — Biden only holds a 34 percent plurality of support.
When it comes to whether or not the country is on the “right track,” only one-third of poll participants believed that was the case, whereas the overwhelming majority (63 percent) indicated the economy is “weak” under Biden.
As the midterms approach, Biden also has to contend with a dismal approval rating of 39 percent and the burden of inflation and gas prices possibly pushing that figure further underwater.
According to the CAPS-Harris Poll respondents, 53 percent say inflation is either their first or second-biggest concern, while 76 percent say they have been impacted by inflation.