Sep 4, 2023 - Politics & Policy

READ: Most voters say Biden's "too old" to run in 2024, another poll finds

President Biden delivers remarks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

President Biden is "too old" to run for re-election in 2024, 73% of registered voters told a poll for the Wall Street Journal that was published Monday.

Why it matters: This compares to 47% of voters who said the same about his close 2024 election rival former President Trump, who at 77 years old is only three years younger than Biden.

By the numbers: The poll contacted 1,500 registered voters Aug. 24-30 and 750 of these responded to the poll that has a margin of error of 3.6%, per the WSJ.

  • Some 48% of voters said Biden was likable, but 60% said he's not "mentally up for the job of president."
  • That compares with 31% who found Trump likable and 49% who consider the former president is not "mentally up for the job of president."

What they're saying: Biden addressed concerns about his age during a Labor Day speech in Pennsylvania on Monday.

  • "The only thing that comes with age is a little wisdom," he said. "I've been doing this longer than anybody, and guess what, I'm going to continue to do it with your help."
  • Representatives for the White House did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Read the poll in full, via DocumentCloud:

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