Joe Biden’s 81st Birthday Overshadowed by Age Concerns in 2024 Election
Biden’s Age Concerns
President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday was marked by concerns about his age and ability to serve a second term if reelected. Polls indicate that a majority of voters believe Biden is too old to effectively serve as president for another four years. This has prompted a Democratic primary challenge and raised questions about his ability to finish a second term if reelected.
Poll Results and Approval Rating
A recent poll by Monmouth University found that 76% of voters believe Biden is too old to effectively serve a second term, while his approval rating has dropped to an all-time low. Concerns about Biden’s age have also prompted a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., who has argued for a new generation of Democratic leadership in the White House.
Impact on 2024 Election
Concerns about Biden’s age have had an impact on his 2024 reelection campaign, with some Republican candidates openly questioning whether Biden will finish a second term if reelected. This has led to warnings to voters that a vote for Biden is a vote for Vice President Kamala Harris as president. Additionally, Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 40%, an all-time low for the poll, and he is trailing in a hypothetical rematch against Trump with voters ages 18 to 34.