Why is Joe Biden hiding out of sight in the prime of election season? Some Americans think there could be a diagnosis to explain the answer.
In denial, or bogus narrative?
Notably, the poll, which surveyed more than 1,000 likely voters, indicated that those who believe Biden is suffering from dementia are also expected to support Trump in the upcoming election, the Daily Wire reported.
On the flip side, as support for Biden went up among respondents, so went the belief that Biden is not suffering from the early stages of dementia.
A majority of both Republicans and independent voters believe Joe is not all there (77% and 56%, respectively), while roughly a third of polled Democrats (32%) believe that to be the case, according to the Daily Wire.
The numbers pose the question of whether Trump supporters are reading too much into Biden’s regular gaffes, or if Democrats simply refuse to see what seems so apparent.
Voting for a VP
Either way, this poll brings to light the idea that Democrats are voting for a VP rather than a presidential candidate. With all of Biden’s competitors out of the race, all eyes are on which fellow Dem he’ll choose as his running mate to take on Trump this fall.
The two leading candidates at this point seem to be former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice and California Sen. Kamala Harris (D). Of course, both have plenty for the Trump team to expose when the time comes.
Rice recently just had her “deplorables” moment when she suggested Trump and his Senate supporters belong in the “trash heap of history,” as The Hill reported.
And all Trump needs to do to discredit Harris is go to the first and second Democratic primary debates, and use Harris’ sound bites to destroy both the senator and the former VP over his record on race.
Still, pressure is mounting for Biden to choose a woman of color as his running mate after Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) publicly pulled her name out of the running earlier this week, as NPR reported.
Other names Biden is said to be considering include failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Rep. Val Demings of Flordia, NPR reports.