A new poll by Rasmussen Reports indicates that a shocking 20 percent of Democrat voters think their party’s nominee for the U.S. presidency has dementia.
Overall, 38 percent believe Joe Biden has dementia with another 14 percent who are “not sure.” Meaning, 52 percent of voters believe it is an issue or at least a possibility, while 48 percent “disagree.”
Furthermore, a plurality of voters think the former vice president needs to address the matter with the nation. “Critics contend that Biden’s frequent gaffes and confusing statements suggest he has dementia,” Rasmussen writes. “Sixty-one percent (61%) of all voters believe it is important for Biden to address the dementia issue publicly, with 41% who say it is Very Important.”
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61% of voters believe it important for Biden to publicly address the issue – as do 51% of Democrats. 48% of voters 65+ say its very important.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) June 29, 2020
The troubling poll comes just days after Biden erroneously claimed 120 million people have died from COVID-19, just before catching himself. “People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” Biden said. “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”
President Trump lashed out at the comment. “If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance,” he claimed. Instead, the media run cover for a problem which is very clearly in the back of voters’ minds by referring to Biden’s consistent flubs as “gaffes.”
If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance. This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it? pic.twitter.com/KkuWLkMfp7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
Dementia is a horrible disease and no laughing matter. We wouldn’t wish it upon anybody, including political opponents. The news here, though, is that people are concerned about Biden. The fact that he’s running for the most powerful office in the world is even more worrisome. “You know, it’s wonderful to say, ‘Gee I feel sorry,’ or ‘It’s too bad,’ because I do,” Trump said of Biden. “Except we’re talking about the presidency of the United States, and it’s just not acceptable.”
Democrats, meanwhile, have done their best to limit Biden’s public appearances and statements with many believing it is a means to hide the obvious by keeping him in “the basement.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity would like to know if the Democrat is even up for the job. “Does Joe Biden have the mental alertness, does he have the stamina, does he have the strength to take on what is the hardest job in the world?” he asked. “And what is going to happen when he finally has to leave his basement bunker for good?”
The debates are going to be truly telling. Without the ability to read prepared statements —something he’s had trouble with— Biden will struggle against the sharp retorts of President Trump. You may recall Biden was absolutely slaughtered in the Democratic debates.
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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