Poll shows Biden, 80, losing to Trump, Nikki Haley AND Tim Scott – as party members say his ‘death is imminent’
The majority of American voters are still highly concerned about Joe Biden’s age and mental fitness, a new poll reveals.
Additionally, the Harvard HarrisX Poll released this week shows that three GOP candidates would beat the president in a hypothetical general election – former President Donald Trump, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
While most polls, including the most recent, show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in second place to Trump, he surprisingly does not beat out Biden in a head-to-head matchup.
Meanwhile, 69 percent of registered voters polled September 12-14 say Biden is too old to run for President again at the age of 80 – and 58 percent think he is mentally unfit for office.
Trump, 77, is only three years younger than Biden. But he is still the far-favorite for the 2024 GOP nomination.
Americans are increasingly concerned with age, especially with Biden and Trump both on board to beat the previous record of being the oldest President ever inaugurated – a record that was set by Biden when he was elected in 2020.
A new poll shows 69% of registered voters think Joe Biden is too old to serve another four years as President
Biden, 80, is the oldest President ever inaugurated in U.S. history. He would break that record again in 2024 if elected for a second term
A previous poll showed an astounding 77 percent of Americans who think Biden is too old to serve another four years in the White House.
Still, there are no serious contenders for the Democratic nomination against the incumbent President. But Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson both launched longshot bids to take on Biden.
The Republican field, however, is crowded with candidates trying to take a spot most feel is already guaranteed for Trump.
If the Republican primary election were held today, a whopping 57 percent say they would vote for the former President, while DeSantis comes in a distant second with just 10 percent. Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is in third with 8 percent.
But DeSantis doesn’t beat Biden in a match-up despite other candidates who are polling lower than him besting the President in hypothetical general elections.
When Trump is put up against Biden, the ex-President wins by 4 percent. But DeSantis, the poll shows, would lose by 4 percent.
Meanwhile, both candidates from South Carolina Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are shown beating Biden if they were in a general election with him.
Haley, 51, was Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations – but is now one of his bigger critics on the campaign trail. If put up against Biden, Haley earns 41 percent to the President’s 37 percent. This is the same 4 percent gap that Trump beats Biden.
Sen. Scott would beat Biden with just a 2 percent gap, according to the poll that shows the GOP hopeful ahead 39 to 37 percent.
The latest poll shows that three GOP candidates would beat Joe Biden in a general election matchup – but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not one of them
The Harvard HarrisX poll shows that Trump South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley would all beat Biden in a hypothetical general election match-up
In the GOP primary race, Haley is polling fourth with just 6 percent support, while the same poll has Scott in seventh place with just 2 percent of the vote.
Meanwhile, even though Ramaswamy is polling third among preferred Republican nominees, he would lose to Biden by 2 percent with 37 percent saying they would vote for the biotech boss in a general match-up compared to the 39 percent that would cast their ballot for Biden.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, however, has the largest gap with the President. The HarrisX poll shows him losing by six-points with 36 percent support to Biden’s 42 percent.
Pence is polling fifth in the GOP race with 4 percent – a 3 percent drop since the last poll.
Nine percent of Republican registered voters are still unsure who they will cast their ballot for in the 2024 primary.
If Trump were taken out of the primary race, DeSantis and Ramaswamy are neck-to-neck in support with the Florida governor’s edge over the political newcomer at just 1 percent.