Carville Admits Biden’s Age, Sinking Poll Numbers ‘Troubling’

Carville Admits Biden’s Age, Sinking Poll Numbers ‘Troubling’

September 8, 2023

Democrat strategist James Carville told a CNN audience on Thursday that President Biden’s poll numbers were “troubling” and a clear expression of voter apprehension.

“Well, I guess, to say the least, the polls were not great,” Carville said when asked about the concern around Biden’s age in a recent CNN poll. “And it tells us that voters are expressing some apprehension here. It’s pretty clear. There’s not much else you can say when you look at them.”

The CNN poll found that 49% of those surveyed flagged Biden’s “age” as their biggest concern about Biden as a presidential candidate. Another 7% said that Biden’s “mental sharpness” was a concern, while 7% said “health,” and another 7% said that Biden’s ability to do the job was a factor for concern.

At 80, Biden is the oldest president in American history. If Biden wins a second term, he would be 86 by the time it ended.

“You can’t look at this and not say that you’re concerned,” Carville continued. “For me to come on television and say I don’t find this alarming or troubling at all, it’d be stupid of me.”

The Associated Press-NORC poll also found that 77% of Americans say Biden is too old to carry out a second term. While an unsurprising 89% of Republicans expressed the sentiment, 69% of Democrats also had that opinion, according to the poll.

“I’m sure the White House knows this, by the way. They don’t need to be told that the president has an age problem,” he said.

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