By contrast, a slim majority of voters, 55%, think former President Donald Trump would make it to the end of his second term should he win the 2024 presidential election. Eighty-two percent of Republicans agree that Trump would finish a second term.
The CBS News-YouGov poll surveyed a sample of 4,002 registered voters on the various hot-button issues facing the country as election season is underway.
Just 33% of voters who participated in the poll believe Biden has the mental and cognitive health to serve as president, compared to 51% for Trump.
Biden, who is three years older than Trump, would be 82 years old when he is sworn in for a second time and 86 at the end of his term. Biden is the oldest person to occupy the Oval Office, a record previously set by President Ronald Reagan at 77 years of age.
The poll also found that if the 2024 election came down to a Trump-Biden rematch, the electorate would be almost evenly split, with 50% of voters opting for Trump, compared to 49% for Biden. This result follows the national polling average.
Of those who would support Biden, 51% said their motivation to do so is more about opposing Trump. Meanwhile, 61% of Trump voters are motivated by their support for Trump as opposed to opposition to Biden.
Biden’s age has come into question since he took office in 2021, when he became the oldest president to take office in United States history.
Biden’s numerous blunders and false statements made about his own life have resulted in national sentiment culminating in another recent poll finding that 69% of Democrats think the president is “too old” to serve another term.