More than 50% of American adults do not believe that President Joe Biden is “mentally sharp,” according to a Tipp Insights poll released Monday.
The group sampled a random assortment of 1,300 American adults, asking them to state their level of agreement or disagreement with a series of statements. When it came to the statement “President Biden is mentally sharp,” 50.2% of respondents said they disagreed, while 42.3% said they agreed.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 27-29 and has a margin of error of 2.8 points.
The poll appears to line up with a late September poll from Fox News that showed less than half of Americans believe Biden is mentally fit enough to serve as president. Confidence in Biden’s mental fitness has continuously dropped since July, when only 39% of Americans said he was mentally unfit. Just 49% of respondents to Fox’s September poll were confident that Biden is mentally fit enough to serve as president, while 48% stated he is not. (RELATED: Biden’s Pick For Banking Regulator Once Praised Former Soviet Union For Having ‘No Gender Pay Gap’)
The Tipp poll showed Biden losing ground in key demographics that made up his base for the 2020 election. Fully 58% of Independents in the poll stated that Biden is not mentally sharp, while 34% argued he is. A majority of female respondents, 51%, also stated he is not mentally sharp, while 40% said he is.
America’s apparent falling confidence in Biden has also manifested in his approval rating, which has continued to fall since June. A Quinnipiac University poll put the president at just 37% approval on October 19, a steep drop from the 54% approval he enjoyed when he entered office.
“Biden fares even worse among married women, only 36 percent of whom think he is mentally sharp compared with 58 percent who say he isn’t,” Tipp noted. (RELATED: Jen Psaki Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says She Has Not Been In Contact With Biden)
Biden’s troubles began with Americans’ lack of confidence in his immigration policies, and while he came into office with a high approval rating for his COVID-19 policies, less than half approved of those policies as of late September.
Biden also took a hit thanks to his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. While the vast majority of Americans supported ending the 20-year-long war, polling indicates they did not approve of how Biden executed the withdrawal.