Mr. Biden sometimes jokes about it and aides point to a vigorous schedule that would floor far younger people, but poll after poll shows that the president’s age is the single greatest concern for American voters. Mr. Biden is “not doing a lot wrong” but is struggling to change perceptions on his age - as well as other issues like the economy - said David Karol, who teaches government and politics at the University of Maryland. ‘Competence’Mr. Biden has increasingly been making light of his age to deflect or defuse people’s concerns. Seventy-four percent of people said Mr. Biden would be too old to serve a second term, compared to 50% for Mr. Trump, a recent ABC/Washington Post poll showed. Nevertheless, Mr. Biden’s age is bound to come under even deeper scrutiny during a grueling election campaign.
Source: The Hindu November 20, 2023 12:14 UTC