Most US voters don't think Biden will be able to finish his full four-year term if elected president – poll
I look for his numbers to start falling after he announces his VP pick.
Some 59 percent of all likely voters and, somewhat surprisingly, 49 percent of Democrats, say 77-year-old Biden probably isn't up to running the country for four years, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Monday.
Less surprisingly, 73 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents agreed that it's likely that Biden's running mate would become president sometime during his term.
The poll marks a startling revelation as the election draws near, given how infrequently such an event has occurred in US history. A US president hasn't been replaced during his term since Richard Nixon resigned in 1974. Before that, a president hadn’t been replaced since John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Apart from assassination, a president hasn't been physically unable to finish a term since Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945.
Rasmussen's findings also show how high the stakes will be when Biden chooses his running mate – a decision he has reportedly already made and is expected to announce this week. Biden has pledged that he will choose a woman for the job, and he faces pressure from within the Democrat party to pick a black woman.
The poll also shows that mainstream media’s concerted efforts to dismiss concerns over Biden's mental and physical fitness for the job have been unconvincing to many Americans.