We’ve got two contenders in their 70s vying for the top job in the nation. We’d be remiss at best if we didn’t consider their age and fitness for office. President Trump is just a “touch” portly, and enjoys a meal from McDonald’s on a regular occasion. But the man doesn’t drink, and appears to be fairly active even if he’s not an exercise buff.
As for Biden, he’s older than Trump by several years and, while seemingly physically fit, has often committed verbal gaffes that bring his mental acuity into question.
Which has to make us ask, “If elected, is Biden capable of going the full four years?” Apparently, the majority of Americans don’t think so.
According to a Rasmussen poll, 59% of likely U.S. voters think Biden’s eventual vice presidential nominee will take the reins before his first term is over.
You might immediately think that such a poll is split along political party lines, and you’d be right… sort of. While more Republicans than Democrats felt this way, the numbers weren’t terribly far apart. About 73% of Republicans think that Biden can’t go the distance in his first term, followed by 57% of Independent voters, and then a full 49% of Democrats.
But, like so many other things in this election, Biden’s fitness for office almost doesn’t matter. More than half the voters polled still intend simply to vote against President Trump. His eventual opponent and the opponent’s running mate don’t seem to make much difference.