“report followed a Zogby poll that found 55% believe that the 77-year-old Democrat and former vice president is in the early stages of dementia”
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Joe Biden has always been a walking gaffe machine, but things are different now than just ten years ago. Anyone who has followed the 2020 election has watched in horror as Biden has struggled to hold a thought or finish a sentence.
A new poll confirms that the public has noticed this.
Craig Bannister writes at CNS News:
Poll: 38% of Voters Believe Biden Has Dementia, 61% Want Him to Publicly Address Issue
Due to his ever-growing legacy of public gaffes and displays of confusion, 38% of likely U.S. voters now believe that former Vice President Joe Biden has “some form of dementia,” a national Rasmussen Poll released Monday reveals.
On June 25 and 28, 2020, Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 U.S. likely voters, asking the following question:
“From what you have seen and read, do you believe Joe Biden is suffering from some form of dementia?”
While 38% said “yes,” Biden is suffering from dementia, slightly under half (48%) said “no” and 14% were “not sure.” Sixty-six percent (66%) of Republicans believe Biden has dementia – more than three times the percent of Democrats (20%) and greater than twice those with “other” political leanings (20%).
Likewise, while 61% of all voters said it’s important (41% “very important,” 20% “somewhat important”) for Biden to “address the dementia issue publicly,” Republicans were the most likely to consider it crucial. Among Republicans, 81% said it’s either very (65%) or somewhat (16%) important for Biden to publicly address the issue. In contrast, 51% of both Democrats and “other” voters said they view it as at least somewhat important.
Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner notes that this comes on the heels of another similar poll:
Poll: 20% of Democrats ‘think Biden has dementia,’ 38% among all voters
Seniors are the age group most likely to think Biden is suffering from dementia, said the Rasmussen analysis.
The report followed a Zogby poll that found 55% believe that the 77-year-old Democrat and former vice president is in the early stages of dementia. “Right now voters have questions concerning Biden’s mental health and stamina,” said the Zogby analysis.
Rasmussen took the question further, asking if likely voters believed Biden already had dementia, although it did not define the condition.
It found that voters want the vice president to address the concerns. “Sixty-one percent of all voters believe it is important for Biden to address the dementia issue publicly, with 41% who say it is ‘Very Important,’” said Rasmussen.
The Trump campaign is already highlighting this perception in an ad:
Biden is hiding in his basement, refusing to hold a press conference.
Because he does not have the strength, stamina, and mental fortitude required to lead this country.pic.twitter.com/HWwKgBcVlp
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 22, 2020
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