A new survey shows that most Americans are worried about President Biden’s mental health following a fresh spate of public gaffes and awkward antics, leaving many to wonder if the 79-year-old should run for reelection two years from now.

According to the Issues & Insights/TIPP poll released Monday, 59% of respondents were “concerned” about the president’s mental health, with 36% saying they were “very concerned” and 23% “somewhat concerned.”

Just 39% said they were either “not very concerned” (18%) or “not concerned at all” (21%) about Biden’s faculties.

The remaining 2% responded that they were “not sure” about their level of concern.

The latest Issues & Insights/TIPP Poll found that 59% of respondents were "concerned" about Joe Biden's mental state.
The latest Issues & Insights/TIPP Poll found that 59% of respondents were “concerned” about Joe Biden’s mental state.
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The results of the survey showed a deep split along partisan lines.

Just 39% of Biden’s fellow Democrats said they were “concerned,” while 82% of Republicans and 56% of Independents said the same.

Factors like gender and age had almost no effect on the respondents’ opinions, with 59% of men and women alike expressing concern about Biden’s mental health.

The results were sharply divided along partisan lines, with 82% of Republicans saying there were "concerned," versus 39% of Democrats.
The results were sharply divided along partisan lines, with 82% of Republicans saying there were “concerned,” versus 39% of Democrats.
I&I / TIPP Poll

Those saying they were not concerned included 39% of men and 38% of women.

When filtered by race and ethnicity, the poll results revealed that 61% of Hispanics and 63% of white Americans were concerned about Biden’s mental health, but just 44% of black Americans shared that opinion.

When broken down by age, the poll results showed that 59% of those aged 18-24, 62% of those 25-44, 57% of those 45-64, and 56% of those 65 and over were worried about Biden’s condition.

“The fact is, based on these polling data, there is genuine concern among virtually all groups over Biden’s cognitive health,” wrote Terry Jones, editor of Issues & Insights. “It has taken on political urgency with the looming 2022 midterm elections, which, if Republicans prevail, could well turn Biden into a lame duck.”

On Monday, Biden was seen struggling to put on his jacket -- a task that ultimately required wife Jill to come to his rescue.
On Monday, Biden was seen struggling to put on his jacket — a task that ultimately required wife Jill to come to his rescue.
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In June, Biden fell of his bike during an excursion in Delaware.
In June, Biden fell of his bike during an excursion in Delaware.
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The survey was conducted online over the course of two days in early August among 1,355 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage polls.

On the same day the poll was released, Biden was filmed struggling to put on his jacket and dropping his signature aviator sunglasses as he returned from a trip to Kentucky to survey damage left by recent floods.

Last month, the famously gaffe-prone commander-in-chief, who turns 80 in November, raised eyebrows when he spoke of the “selfishness” — instead of “selflessness” — of American troops during a speech in Saudi Arabia.

That verbal snafu came just two days after Biden shocked an audience in Israel by referring to the “honor of the Holocaust” before quickly correcting himself to say “horror.”

Other recent slips by the president include him saying the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. took place in 1918 and reading an apparent stage direction — “repeat the line” — off his teleprompter.



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