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Biden's debate fallout threatens re‑election bid

Did the debate hurt Joe Biden? Data revealed
Did the debate hurt Joe Biden? Data revealed
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8:41 AM EDT, July 10, 2024

The echoes of the disastrous presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump have yet to die. Among 86 percent of likely voters who watched all or part of the debate, only 29 percent stated that Biden has the mental capabilities and physical stamina to govern for another four-year term.

A nationwide poll conducted by Bendixen & Amandi after Biden's catastrophic debate and shared by "Politico" showed that Biden has a one-point lead over Trump (43 to 42 percent).

However, the respondents' answers to another question look much worse for Biden.

Among 86 percent of likely voters who watched all or part of the debate, only 29 percent stated that Biden has the mental capabilities and physical stamina to govern for another four-year term, compared to 61 percent who said he does not.

Only 33 percent stated that he should continue to be the Democratic candidate, compared to 52 percent who think he should not.

The poll shows Vice President Kamala Harris currently leads over Trump, with 42 to 41 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2016 candidate, slightly outpaces Harris. Clinton leads over Trump 43 to 41 percent.

Voters have significant concerns about President Biden’s advanced age, and their concerns have only grown louder, - said Bernard Amandi, an experienced pollster from Miami.

US elections. Joe Biden wrote a letter

In a long letter to Democrats, President Joe Biden stated that the party must unite to increase its chances of defeating Donald Trump in the fall presidential election.

We have one job. And that is to beat Donald Trump. We have 42 days to the Democratic Convention and 119 days to the general election. Any weakening of resolve or lack of clarity about the task ahead only helps Trump and hurts us. It is time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump - reads the letter published by Biden on platform X.
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