A recent survey conducted on June 28-29, 2024, by CBS News/YouGov found that 72% of Americans believe that President Biden does not possess the mental and physical ability to serve effectively. This poll underscores the mounting apprehensions among the populace regarding the 81-year-old leader's capacity to manage the demanding responsibilities of the presidency.

Here is a general breakdown of some poll questions and the respondents' percentages. Question one: Does Biden have mental and cognitive health to serve as President? Does: 27% Does Not: 72%. Question 2: Have mental and cognitive health to serve as President? Biden Does: 27% Biden Does Not: 72%. Trump Does: 50% Trump Does Not: 49%. Question Three: Should Biden be running for President? Should: 28% Should Not: 72%. Question Four: Should Biden be running for President? (Democratic registered voters) Should: 54% Should Not: 46%. There was also a secondary list of the top answers for why people believe Biden shouldn't run: His Age: 86% Decisions He Might Make In Office: 71% His Record As President: 66% Ability To Campaign Effectively: 59%.

These findings are poised to have a profound impact on Biden's potential re-election bid. With such a significant portion of the electorate questioning his fitness, it could prove to be a formidable challenge for him to secure widespread support. Notably, a higher percentage of respondents believe that former President Donald Trump has the requisite mental and physical capabilities despite being only a few years younger. This survey also shows the potential of how people may choose to vote in the upcoming election since belief in Biden's capabilities is wavering. Even the Democratic party is not far from a 50-50 split on their confidence in his ability to run for office.

The high skepticism regarding President Biden's fitness for office reflects broader concerns about leadership and governance during political polarization and social unrest, as well as the mental health of those in power that lead us. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, it's clear that these perceptions, largely shaped by public sentiment, will undoubtedly play a critical role in shaping the political landscape.


Increasing numbers of voters don't think Biden should be running after debate with Trump: CBS News poll (CBS News, 7-1-24)

Eye-popping 72% don’t think Biden has the mental and physical strength to be president: poll (New York Post, 6-30-24)

More than 70% of voters say Biden doesn't have mental, cognitive health to serve, new poll says (USA Today, 6-30-24)

In Post-Debate Poll, Voters Think Biden Is Too Old to Be President Yet Alternative Candidates Perform Similarly Against Trump (Data for Progress, 6-29-24)