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Majority of voters don't see either Trump, Biden as mentally fit to be president: poll
A CNBC-Change Research national poll found that 55 percent of voters across the country felt Trump was mentally unfit, while 52 percent felt Biden was unfit.
Assuming that we have two large groups that feel only one is mentally fit, and a very, very small one that feels both mentally fit (like the group in exit polls who liked both candidates in 2016), and assuming that voters want to support the candidate they feel is mentally fit then we have:
45% supports Trump and feels he is mentally fit
48% supports Biden and feels he is mentally fit
7% neither is not mentally fit
Which would mean that how the voters split, who feel neither candidate is mentally fit for being president, could very well decide the election. I think that is a new situation. Remember, US elections used to be about which candidate was more liked.
For the moment Biden doesn't have to do or say much or offer great clarity as to his policy agenda - just being not Trump may be enough. He just has to avoid scaring off any of the fragile coalition building around him made up of quite liberal but also quite conservative voters. But if he does win he could reach record levels of unpopularity very quickly unless he institutes real change that people want.
Ronald Raygun was a similarly ancient candidate who couldn't do much, but his team delivered on changes which many voters where persuaded they wanted. Sometimes a very undynamic candidate can still be a catalyst for great change. Reagan was senile for much of his second term.
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This Time Magazine report on Biden's lack of any ground operation in MICHIGAN is just insane. Read --> https://t.co/JzgtDQcz8w pic.twitter.com/fRoqGAnDB8— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) September 16, 2020
This Time Magazine report on Biden's lack of any ground operation in MICHIGAN is just insane. Read --> https://t.co/JzgtDQcz8w pic.twitter.com/fRoqGAnDB8
pic.twitter.com/oRGifsGFp2— UGA (@universityofga) September 16, 2020
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