(Daily Wire) Concerns about President Joe Biden‘s age while he seeks re-election appear to be escalating with the release of a new survey that followed a special counsel report that found the commander-in-chief had memory problems.
Eighty-six percent of adults said Biden, who is 81, is too old to serve a second term in the White House, according to an Ipsos poll unveiled on Sunday.
ABC News, which reported on the results, noted the number is a double-digit jump from its September poll with The Washington Post that found 74% of Americans said that Biden was too old — a finding that at the time marked a 6-point jump since May.
The report also said 73% of Democrats and 91% of independents now think Biden is too old for another term.
Interviews for the latest survey took place on Friday and Saturday, featuring the views of 528 adults and a margin of error for the entire sample of plus-or-minus 4.5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level, according to Ipsos.
The poll came after the release of special counsel Robert Hur’s report on Thursday that criticized Biden’s handling of classified documents. Although Hur did not recommend charges, the report said Biden exhibited memory problems that likely would preclude a jury from convicting him.
Already the oldest person to be president, Biden would be 86 at the end of a second term. Biden’s tendency to lose his train of thought while speaking, along with moments caught on camera where he has tripped or fallen over, have spurred questions about his ability to lead effectively.
Biden responded to Hur’s report in an impromptu press conference in which he insisted that his memory is “fine” and then mixed up world leaders.