50% say Kamala Harris will become president before Biden’s term ends

Fifty percent of voters think it’s “likely” that Vice President Kamala Harris will become president before President Joe Biden ends his four-year term, according to a McLaughlin & Associates poll released Friday.

The poll asked respondents: “Joe Biden was 78 when he was sworn in and will be 82 when his term ends. How likely is Vice President Kamala Harris to be president before Joe Biden’s 4-year term ends?

Fifty percent said that chance was likely, while 40% said it was unlikely. Ten percent refused to answer.

The poll further revealed that Harris would only win 5% of the vote if the 2024 election were held today. The poll placed her in fourth place overall, while Biden won 23% of the vote. If Biden did not run for re-election, that number rose to 13% but remained behind Michelle Obama by 6 points.

The poll also asked respondents if Biden should take a cognitive test. Fifty-eight percent of voters said Biden should take and reveal a cognitive health test to the American public, while 30% said no. Eighteen percent declined to answer.

Voters’ skepticism about Biden’s health comes after President Joe Biden revealed to the press that he was taking instructions on note cards on how to act as commander-in-chief.

“YOU walk into the Roosevelt Room and say hello to the attendees,” a note card to Biden read Thursday. “YOU take YOUR seat.”

According to a Harris poll in April, a majority of voters thought Biden was unfit to be president and doubted his mental capacity. Sixty-two percent said he was unfit to be president because he was too old. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said they had “doubts” about his mental abilities.

The McLaughlin Poll sampled 1,000 voters from June 17-22. No margin of error has been provided.

Follow Wendell Husebo on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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