51% Americans consider Biden mentally more sound than Trump to serve as the president, reveals Fox News poll
In all, the survey found that 51% of likely voters would choose Biden and 46% would vote for Trump if the elections were held now
President Donald Trump’s supporters were in for a shock as a new Fox News poll has shown that more Americans consider Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to be more mentally sound than the incumbent. Fox is known to be a channel that sympathizes with Trump who otherwise has a sour relation with the mainstream media.
According to the poll which was released on Sunday, September 13, 51% of the likely voters feel the former vice-president has the “mental soundness” to be the president, which is four points more than those backing the GOP candidate seeking a second term in the White House. Both presidential candidates are aged above 70 and whoever wins the November 3 election will go on to become the oldest president of the US to take oath on January 20. The current record is held by Trump who became the president for the first time in 2017.
Trump always targeted Biden over mental ability
The findings will be shocker for the president himself as he and his campaign have been relentlessly targeting Biden over his mental acuity. The former veep’s gaffes at various interviews and events have been mocked while campaign ads run by the president have shown him as a lonely and sorry figure who inspired little hope as a potential American president. In fact, Trump even used an interview platform with Fox to claim that Biden went through the primary debates by taking drugs. In 2016, Trump brought a similar accusation against his then opponent Hillary Clinton saying she took drugs to prepare for the presidential debates.
“I think there's probably—possibly—drugs involved," Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired Saturday, September 12. “That’s what I hear, there’s possibly drugs. I don't know how you can go from being so bad where you can't even get out a sentence...I used to say 'how is it possible that he can go forward?’”
"I think there's probably, possibly drugs involved. That's what I hear." -- during interview with Judge Jeanine, Trump casually accuses Joe Biden of using performance enhancing drugs pic.twitter.com/RVWJMqPNhn— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2020
Trump has always mocked Biden as “Sleepy Joe” and even questioned him for wearing face mask often at rallies. At a rally in Minnesota last week, the president told his supporters: “Biden is shot. I'm telling you he's shot. There’s something going on.” He has also targeted Biden time and again for running his campaign from the basement of his residence in Delaware amid the pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 people in the US.
The survey of 1,191 likely voters also backed the compassion of Biden (62%) over Trump (44%). In all, the survey found that 51% of likely voters would choose Biden and 46% of likely voters would go for Trump if the elections were held now. Recently, a CNBC/Change Research poll that was published last week showed that both Trump and Biden are considered mentally unfit to be the president in a number of battleground states. In the case of Trump, 51% felt he is not fit to hold the highest office, while 49% supported him, it was 48-52 against Biden.