A Rasmussen Poll released Monday reveals that 38% of likely voters believe that Joe Biden is suffering from dementia. Two-thirds of Republicans and a shocking 20% of voters in Biden’s own party believe that he is losing his mental faculties. Thirty percent of independents believe that Biden is suffering from that malady.
Most voters of all parties believe Biden should talk about the issue,
Fifty-one percent (51%) of both Democrats and unaffiliated voters agree that it is important for Biden to address the dementia issue publicly. This view is shared by 81% of Republicans.
The perception of Biden being ill is driven by more than just gaffes. Biden has always been a gaffe meister. But generally, his gaffes involved saying something stupid at the wrong time, such as when Obama was about to sign Obamacare. Joe leaned over to the President and said, “This is a big t*cking deal’” Or during the swine flu outbreak in 2009 when he told America not to fly, warning, “When one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft. That’s me.” And one of his most famous gaffes during a 2008 campaign appearance when he addressed a Texas state senator who is confined to a wheelchair, “I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you. Oh, God love you.”
However, the former VP’s 2019/20 gaffes are different. It’s not that he is saying stupid things at the wrong time, that’s fun. His campaign gaffes are scary, he is forgetting and mixing up facts. And when those faux pas are combined with the fact that he seems angrier than earlier campaigns, it is clear to someone like me who has seen two close family members deteriorate from a form of dementia, that Biden is going through early stages of Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.
Seniors are the age group most likely to think Biden is suffering from dementia, said the Rasmussen analysis, and men are more likely to believe that Biden is ill than women.
Two weeks earlier (6/17), the leftist Zogby released a poll that asked a similar question.
Understand that I could never bring myself to vote for Biden even if he were of sound mind. His politics are far left-wing, and he is running against President Trump, who IMHO has done a great job in his first term so far.
Folks, his memory is clearly getting worse. At the beginning of this campaign, he was forgetting or mixing up facts perhaps once a week. But now it seems to happen at least once or twice a day.
These aren’t normal gaffs. I lost two family members to Alzheimer’s, and my Dad had dementia in his last year of life, at least for me, it is easy to recognize.
The fact that he increasingly has memory lapses should be an extra concern for members of the Democratic Party because his forgetfulness is getting worse. Just wait till he has to face President Trump in debates.
One of the questions people ask of voters is, do you want this person to have their finger on the nuclear button, I fear that with Biden someone would first have to explain to him what a button is.