A CBS News poll released Sunday, 30, reveals that 72% of the United States electorate believe that President Joe Biden, 81, should not run for re-election. This percentage represents an increase of nine points compared to February of this year.

The survey, carried out in partnership with the company YouGov, has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points and interviewed 1,130 people between Friday, 28, and Saturday, 29.

The study was conducted after Biden’s performance in the debate with his likely rival in the November election, former President Donald Trump, 78, was widely criticized.

Age is the main reason given by voters for Biden’s withdrawal, cited by 86% of those who are against his candidacy.

This factor has become as central as the economy and migration in this year’s US election, contested by the two oldest candidates in US history. Presidential decisions were also mentioned by 71% of respondents.

Among Democrats, the percentage of those who oppose Biden’s candidacy has fallen but has still increased since the beginning of the year. Now, 46% of party supporters believe he should not run, an increase of 10 percentage points since February.

Additionally, the number of people who believe Biden does not have the mental and cognitive health necessary to remain in office has increased to 72%, up from 65% in early June. Regarding Trump, 50% of Americans believe he has adequate cognitive health to be president.

The survey reflects the reaction of the American electorate after the first and possibly only debate of this year’s election campaign, which took place on Thursday night, the 27th.

Biden has been criticized for his hoarse voice and halting performance, while Trump has stood out with forceful rhetoric on key issues such as migration, wars, handling the coronavirus pandemic and abortion.

Images of a confused and hesitant Biden have been used by his opponents as an argument that he is not fit to remain in office for another four years.

After the debate, members and donors of the Democratic Party suggested replacing the candidate, according to the American press.

However, the White House has denied reports that Biden is reconsidering his candidacy and several Democratic leaders have expressed support for the president.

Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, told CNN’s State of the Union: “This is not about performance in terms of a debate, this is about performance in terms of a presidency.”

On Saturday night, Biden and his family traveled to the presidential residence at Camp David, reportedly to assess the future of his reelection campaign, as reported by NBC News.

However, White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said the trip had been planned before the debate.

Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock also defended Biden’s continued bid for the presidency, saying on NBC’s Meet the Press that “Our job is to make sure he gets over the finish line in November. Not for his sake, but for the sake of the country.”

Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Biden’s home state of Delaware cited a speech the president gave in North Carolina to justify his support, noting that despite not being a young man, Biden knows how to speak the truth and differentiate between right and wrong.

Coons told ABC’s This Week: “On that campaign stage in North Carolina, I saw an energetic, engaged and capable Joe Biden.”

He added that despite Biden’s poor performance in the debate, Trump had a “horrible performance” and told “lie after lie after lie.”

With information from Reuters and Folha

Source: https://www.ocafezinho.com/2024/06/30/eua-pesquisa-revela-que-maioria-esmagadora-defende-que-biden-desista-da-candidatura/

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