Joe Biden just got some more bad news.
According to the Washington Examiner, a new poll conducted by the outlet in conjunction with YouGov found that a whopping “60% of registered voters are very or fairly concerned about Biden’s age, compared to just 45% who say the same about President [Donald] Trump.”
The incumbent president is 74-years-old, the Examiner noted, while Biden is 77. If elected, the Democrat would be the oldest sitting president in American history.
Breaking down the numbers
The Examiner‘s report, authored by W. James Antle III, adds that the new poll “suggests that Biden’s performance in the first presidential debate did not put the age issue to rest.”
It’s a growing problem for Biden, especially with his running mate, Kamala Harris, becoming less and less appealing by the day.
Of course, Antle conceded that the “poll results break down along partisan lines,” but it seems “Democrats are more worried about Biden’s age than Republicans are about Trump’s age,” he writes.
Antle reported that “38% of Democrats and 86% of Republicans fear Biden might be too old, while 61% of Democrats and 26% of Republicans say the same about Trump.”
Independents were also more concerned about Biden, with 61% saying they worry about the former VP’s age and 41% reporting the same for Trump, according to Antle. Nearly 1,200 voters responded to the Washington Examiner/YouGov poll, he noted.
“I need you to vote”
While the latest survey may provide some good news for Trump, it’s important to remember he isn’t out of the woods yet. Biden has long led in other polls, and while some have noted that the polls were wrong in 2016, a win for the incumbent president certainly isn’t guaranteed.
Perhaps that’s why the president and his campaign team have been out on the road in the wake of his recovery from the coronavirus — especially in swing states, where recent surveys have Trump foundering.
“In the next 20 days, or on Election Day, I need you to vote, Michigan,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a campaign stop Wednesday, according to Fox News.
“The road to victory runs right through Michigan,” he added of the battleground state, according to U.S. News & World Report.