Most voters say Biden, Trump both mentally unfit for 2nd term, poll finds

February 22, 2024

American voters are broadly skeptical that President Joe Biden is mentally fit to serve a second term, and most do not think his potential general election rival Donald Trump is mentally fit either, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday. Sixty-four percent of respondents in the poll said Biden was mentally unfit for another term, a bleak data point for the president in a survey where he nonetheless outperformed his topline numbers in many other polls. Fifty-one percent of voters told the pollster they did not think Trump was mentally fit for a second term on Pennsylvania Ave. Quinnipiac’s national poll was an outlier: Biden led Trump by 4 points, even as two-thirds of voters said they judged Biden to be too old to serve another full term in the White House, according to the pollster. Separately, an Economist/YouGov poll published Wednesday showed Biden a point behind Trump.