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Most Americans Believe Biden Won’t Live Through Another Term

Checking off Biden's name on the ballot could very well mean a Kamala Harris presidency. At least, that's what most Americans think.

In a recent J.L. Partners/ poll, only a mere 38% of Americans believe Joe Biden will make it through another four-year term, leaving the door wide open for Kamala Harris to step into the Oval Office. The concern? Biden’s endurance—or lack thereof. James Johnson, co-founder of J.L. Partners, laid it out clearly: “Voters think Biden is too old, and they are not changing their mind.” If Biden manages to stick it out, he’d be hitting 86 years old by the term’s end, a fact that’s raising eyebrows and questions about his capacity to lead.

On the other side, a hearty 54% are betting on Trump to sail through another term with energy to spare, leaving a scant 21% fretting over whether he can keep pace. This stark contrast paints a clear picture: Trump is viewed as the more vigorous contender, a critical advantage as we barrel toward November.

The undercurrent of voter sentiment is unmistakable—Biden just doesn’t seem up for the job, casting a shadow over his reelection campaign. As a result, many Americans are less than thrilled at the prospect of a Harris presidency. This poll isn’t just a temperature check; it’s a flashing warning light for Biden’s campaign. With Trump perceived as the more durable candidate, casting a vote for Biden very well could mean signing off on his successor.

As Biden grapples with doubts about his physical and cognitive fitness, Trump’s perceived robustness sets him apart as a candidate who can endure the rigors of the presidency. This dynamic could significantly influence the electoral battleground, making every vote not just a choice for the next four years, but a decision on who’s genuinely fit to navigate the challenges ahead.

As Americans mull over their choices, what’s becoming glaringly apparent isn’t just a debate between political ideologies but a collective yearning for a generational shift in our political landscape. The concerns raised dive deep into issues of health, the advancing age of our leaders, and their ability to effectively govern. We’re at a crossroads where the vigor and clarity to lead are just as critical as one’s political stance. 

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.