July 25, 2023
Bill Shapard

Oklahomans Believe Biden is Too Old, Doubt His Mental Fitness

More than two-thirds of likely voting Oklahomans believe President Jor Biden is showing that his is too old to be president, and 64 percent have doubts about his mental fitness to serve, according to the most recent SoonerPoll Quarterly Poll.

In one recent appearance before the press, Biden claimed only 100 people have died from COVID, and his history of gaffes is long and well documented.

[QUESTION] "Do you think Joe Biden is showing he is TOO OLD to be president OR do you think he is showing HE IS FIT to be president?"

  1. Showing he is TOO OLD 68.1%
  2. Showing he is FIT TO BE PRESIDENT 31.9

[QUESTION] "Is Joe Biden MENTALLY FIT TO SERVE as President of the United States OR do you HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT HIS FITNESS to serve?"

  1. He is mentally fit 36.0%
  2. I have doubts about his fitness 64.0

As one might expect, more than 93 percent of Republicans believed he was too old and not mentally fit to be president, but 22.5 percent of Democrats also agreed he was too old, and 18.6 percent of Democrats also believed he wasn't mentally fit to serve. More than 59 percent of Independents thought Biden was too old, but 69.3 percent of Independents DID believe he was mentally fit, meaning Independents were actually divided on the two issues of age and mental fitness.

Those who identify as "very conservative" were nearly in agreement on both Biden being too old and not mentally fit, and those who say they are moderate in their political views were likely to agree with conservatives, although by not as much. Among moderates, 57.4 percent believed he was too old, and 58.2 percent believed he was not mentally fit. Those that identify as "very liberal," however, are standing by their 80-year-old president, with 70.8 percent saying he is not too old to serve and 75.9 percent believing he is mentally fit for the job.

About the Poll, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, asked these questions of Oklahoma likely voters.

The scientific study was conducted from June 1-4, 2023 with 302 likely Oklahoma voters selected at random statewide from SoonerPoll's proprietary online panel. The sample was weighted by education, age, and congressional district in order to reflect the Oklahoma likely voter population for a general election. The weighting was conducted using a 'layered technique.'

The sample reflects the traditional demographical profile of the Oklahoma likely voter with roughly half of respondents identifying as conservative and nearly a third identifying as Moderate. The study has a Margin of Error (MoE) of ±5.65 percent.

A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on major campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.