On November 20th, US President Joe Biden will be 81 years old. An old It is difficult to be in politics and especially to be the leader of a country like the United States.The president’s popularity is increasingly being questioned and is now lower than ever. He is the first octogenarian to occupy the White House, and if all goes as planned and the Democratic Party re-elects him as its nominee, he will be the oldest presidential candidate in United States history.
He has only been dating former President Donald Trump for three years, who will surely run for re-election for the Republican Party. But his advanced age is becoming noticeable and has a negative impact on his own party, as this does not go unnoticed at numerous presidential events. He is perceived by citizens as older, an image reinforced by the setbacks and mistakes the president has made on some occasions.
According to a poll released last August by the AP-NORC Public Affairs Research Center, 77% of respondents, Republicans and Democrats, believe Joe Biden is too old to serve effectively as president. When asked about the first word that comes to mind when thinking about each candidate, 26% cited Biden’s age and 15% cited words associated with slowness and confusion.
A new fight for the White House with Trump could have serious consequences for the party in the elections. According to a poll by The New York Times and Siena College, the Republican has taken the lead over Biden in five of the six states that will decide the next tenant of the White House. The numbers reflect national sentiment toward an octogenarian president who has increasingly had intellectual lapses, such as when he failed to shake his counterpart’s hand during the handover at a joint conference with Brazilian President Lula Da Silva during the United Nations General Assembly last September it him. Biden left the stage without realizing that he had not said goodbye to his guest.
According to a poll released last August by the AP-NORC Public Affairs Research Center, 77% of respondents, Republicans and Democrats, believe Joe Biden is too old to serve effectively as president. When asked about the first word that comes to mind when thinking about each candidate, 26% cited Biden’s age and 15% cited words associated with slowness and confusion. According to the popularity thermometer FiveThirtyEight, 55.4% of respondents today reject Biden’s approach, a number that is rising at a similar rate as approval ratings: Today only 39.2% approve. However, if he were to win the election, he would begin the legislative session at age 82 and end it at 86.
The president also had to deal with complicated situations, such as the arrival of the Taliban after the withdrawal of the US army, the war in Ukraine or that in Israel. Also internal crises such as the storming of the Capitol or the protests against measures taken by the Democrats.
Still, anything can happen next year, and we must not forget that the Republican Party also has obstacles to overcome, such as the four criminal cases that Trump will face that could deprive him of votes or make it difficult for him to take part primary processes and meetings. Three days before the most important holiday of the year in the USA, Thanksgiving, the traditional turkey pardon took place this Monday at the White House, in which Biden took part.