I&I/TIPP Poll: More Than Half in US Say Biden Isn't 'Mentally Sharp' President Joe Biden (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
By Nick Koutsobinas | Wednesday, 03 November 2021 06:36 PM
A recent survey conducted by I&I/TIPP found that more than half of Americans believe President Joe Biden is not "mentally sharp."
The survey indicates that 50.5% of Americans disagreed either "strongly" or "somewhat" on Biden being mentally sharp, while 42% said they believe the president is mentally fit for office. Among Democrats, 74% thought Biden showed signs of mental acuity.
Independent voters, however, were more skeptical. A resounding 58% of them said Biden lacked mental agility, while only 34% said the opposite.
But in terms of men and women, women showed signs of expressing a more pessimistic view than their male counterparts. With women, 51% disagreed that Biden was mentally sharp compared to 40%. But the margins for men, however, were much more narrow, with 45% saying Biden is mentally fit compared to 50% who disagreed.
The survey was conducted during one of the lowest points of Biden's presidency so far. In his ten months as president, Biden's approval rating, according to Gallup, dipped in Oct. with 42% of Americans saying they approved of his performance, with 51% disagreeing.
The I&I/TIPP survey was conducted by surveying 1,306 Americans that were contacted between Oct. 27-29 by TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence. The margin of error for the survey was ±2.8% percentage points.