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Post-debate polling shows 72% of voters doubt Biden’s cognitive ability to lead

New polling by CBS News shows that nearly three quarters of American voters are not confident in President Joe Biden’s ability to lead, including a significant portion within his Democratic own party.

The dramatic shift follows a calamitous first debate that many believe displayed the aging President’s deteriorating cognitive abilities. Fallout from the event was so swift and severe that almost half of Democrats polled now also feel that Biden should not be the nominee.

The poll indicates specifically that prior to the debate, 35% of registered voters said that Biden has the mental and cognitive health to serve as president for a second term, while 65% said he does not. Post debate, now just 27% say he possesses the cognitive abilities to lead, while 72% say he does not.

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When compared to his opponent former President Donald Trump in the same category, Biden garnered 27% of support from voters while Trump received 50%.  After last week’s debate, 72% of voters said Biden does not have the abilities necessary to lead. 49% said that Trump was incapable.

The same poll also revealed many of the top concerns regarding a second term for Biden. First off, was his age coming in at 86%. His decision making in office was number two with 71%. His record as President was 66%. Lastly, his ability to campaign effectively registered at 59%.

Most alarming for Biden, is the dramatic change in his own party’s support after the debate. Before the event just 36% of Democrats said he shouldn’t run, post debate that number has now spiked to 46%.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X @ShipleyAusten

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