With the Presidential race drawing nearer, major news outlets are starting to release hypothetical match-ups to gauge how different candidates would fare against one another.
According to a poll conducted by CNN and SSRS, President Joe Biden’s performance doesn’t hold up when pitted against various Republican candidates in hypothetical matchups.
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Biden Tied With DeSantis
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The Oldest Serving President of the United States
The overarching message of the poll is that Democratic voters want to see alternative candidates in the mix, given that Joe Biden holds the distinction of being the oldest-serving president in United States history.
No Democrats With National Recognition Want to Challenge Biden
However, no serious challengers have emerged to Biden on the Democratic side so far.
Only Long-Shot Challengers
Self-help author and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson announced her campaign earlier this year, but she is seen as a long-shot candidate.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also launched a long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination back in April, following in the footsteps of his late father, Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy, who tragically lost his life during his own 1968 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Democrat Voters Want an Alternative to Biden
Approximately 82 percent of Democrats said they want to see the party nominate “someone besides Joe Biden” for office, according to the report.
Biden is facing increased scrutiny as his senior moments have become more frequent.
U.S. President Falls on Stage
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Most Americans Think Biden Is Too Old to Hold Office
Most Americans think President Biden is too old to hold office, according to a newly released poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Only Three Years Older Than Trump
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Voters Question Biden’s Cognitive Abilities
Many voters are questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities and wonder whether he should serve another term in office, even as the President’s defenders brushed off concerns about his age.
Low Approval Rating
According to a recent CNN poll, the president’s approval rating significantly underwater with just 39 percent approving of his job.
Harris Defends Biden
Vice President Kamala Harris defended Biden in a recent interview with CBS, where she was asked about the results of an earlier poll that showed two-thirds of Americans believing Biden is too old to serve a second term.
Harris downplayed those concerns, saying that “Joe Biden is going to be fine.”
“I work with Joe Biden every day,” she said. “The work that under Joe Biden’s leadership our administration has accomplished is transformative. I think the American people, most of all, want a leader who actually gets things done.”
Biden Would Be 86 Years Old at the end of His Second Term
If re-elected, Biden would be 86 years old by the time he finishes his second term.
Unlike on the Republican side, where a number of candidates challenge Trump, Biden doesn’t face any competitors with national name recognition.
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Source: The Independent