Only 49 percent of Americans believe that Joe Biden is mentally stable enough to be president, according to a Fox News poll.
When espondents were asked whether they “think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president, 49 percent said “yes,” and 48 percent said “no.”
Biden’s marginal polling numbers regarding his mental fitness comes following a series of events where Biden seemingly admits that his handlers often tell him what he can and cannot do, as well as who he is allowed to take questions from.
“Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell from NBC,” Biden said during an August press conference. He has made several other similar remarks sparking concern that he, despite being president, is not truly in charge.
Americans have questioned some of the various comments that Biden has made regarding his policies. Earlier this summer, Biden told MSNBC that his infrastructure bill could be financed by more aggressive Internal Revenue Service enforcement to the tune of “somewhere between $700 billion and a trillion, 300 million billion dollars.”
Respondents were then asked whether or not they thought Joe Biden was a strong leader. Only 45 percent answered “yes,” while 53 percent said “no.”
Biden has lost leadership credibility among many Americans and veterans across the country, particularly in regards to his policies in Afghanistan. Biden withdrew all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which consequently led to the fall of the country to the Taliban.
Biden attempted to retaliate against ISIS-K fighters responsible for a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that left 13 U.S. service members and nearly 200 Afghan civilians dead. Biden authorized a drone strike against the terrorists, though according to the Pentagon, Biden’s attack wrongly targeted and killed a family of ten civilians, including seven children.
Only 16 percent of Americans strongly approved Joe Biden’s Afghanistan policies.
Respondents were asked whether or not the country had become more united or divided under Biden. Only 37 percent thought the country was more united, and 54 percent thought the country was less united.
Biden, who focused his campaign on a message of unity, recently ordered that all companies with more than 100 workers must vaccinate all of their employees or face harsh consequences.
“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden said in his remarks to the nation.
Biden’s approval rating has sharply plummeted over the past several months. According to RealClearPolitics, 39 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s foreign policy, 36 percent approve of his immigration policies, and 45 percent approve of his economic policies.