Less than half of U.S. voters believe President Joe Biden is healthy enough to hold the office, according to a brand new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Forty percent of respondents agreed they were “concerned President Biden is suffering from some sort of condition that contributes to the gaffes.” Just 47 percent agreed Biden is “fine and fit for office and the gaffes don’t concern me.”
The survey results come as the president continues to face criticism for not holding a press conference. At now more than 60 days in office, the president has served longer without a press conference than any president in more than 100 years.
Recent appearances have often left viewers wondering about Biden’s health. In recent remarks, he was unable to recall the name of the Secretary of Defense.
Others have criticized Biden’s refusal to take questions from reporters. A recent virtual live feed was suddenly cut after the president said he would be glad to take questions.
Biden’s teleprompter dependence has also been cited as an issue. Even in casual settings, scripted answers have been provided to help the president remain focused in his responses.
In contrast, Politico has reported President Biden has been largely “gaffe-free” during his time in office.
Two and a half months in, President Biden has surprised some of his former colleagues and allies with a largely gaffe-free White House debut after a lifetime of verbal stumbles. https://t.co/Iz4Pr1kEd9 pic.twitter.com/06G1mKs1JF
— POLITICO (@politico) March 15, 2021
The claim is unlikely to age well. It will be difficult to maintain the claim following a major press conference or State of the Union address — which Biden still refuses to do, months into his presidency.
The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Rasmussen on behalf of Just the News using a mixed mode approach from March 11-13, 2021, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent.