The Zogby Analytics found that a majority of voters believe that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is potentially in the early stages of dementia.
The poll conducted an online survey of 1,007 likely voters, of which, 55% said they think former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, “is in the early stages of dementia,” while 45% said it was less likely.
“Overall, subgroups who normally approve of Trump’s job as president, were the most likely to believe Biden could be suffering from dementia,” the poll indicated. “Thus, majorities of Republicans (77% more likely/23% less likely) and Independents (56% more likely/44% less likely) thought Biden had early-onset dementia; while nearly a third of Democrats (32% more likely/68% less likely) thought this was the case.”
President Donald Trump has mocked the former vice president for not coming out of his basement while he leads the country through the pandemic and unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd.
“Look, Joe’s not all there. Everybody knows. And it’s sad when you look at it and you see it, you see it for yourself. He’s created his own sanctuary city in the basement or wherever he is and he doesn’t come out,” Trump told Harris Faulkner on “Outnumbered Overtime.”
While Biden’s live-streamed events have attracted a relatively small number of viewers, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Trump campaign touted 1 million ticket requests for the Tulsa rally and posted their largest online fundraising day ever on the president’s birthday that brought in $14 million.
“What it says is the enthusiasm for this president is through the roof,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told “America’s Newsroom.” “It is higher than we’ve ever seen.”
“We saw it yesterday for his birthday when we raised $14 million online, now we’re seeing it with this rally, and that is something that is being underrepresented in these polls,” she continued.
Between the 1M+ rally sign-ups and the record-breaking $14M raised online in 24 hours, you cannot deny the enthusiasm we are seeing for @realDonaldTrump.
While Biden hides in the basement, Trump supporters are fired up and ready to win in November! pic.twitter.com/jdJiMEfjOX
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 15, 2020
The Trump campaign on Thursday urged the presidential debate commission to host four debates in the upcoming presidential election season, reported The New York Times.
“As many Americans as possible need to see the stark differences between the accomplishments and leadership of President Trump and the failed record and sleepiness of Joe Biden,” said Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale.
However, the Biden campaign rejected the plan, suggesting that it was Trump campaign’s distraction from unfavorable polling.
Retired Republican political strategist and former President Ronald Reagan’s top political adviser Ed Rollins noted that Biden “has not held a press conference in 77 days” and urged the former vice president to “stop hiding” in his basement.
Joe Biden has not held a press conference in 77 days.
Imagine the fake news outrage if President @realDonaldTrump went months without a press conference.
RT to demand Biden stop hidin’ in his basement!
— Ed Rollins (@EdRollins) June 19, 2020