A recent poll has sparked intense discussions around the mental fitness of President Joe Biden, with a significant portion of Americans expressing doubts about his competence for the presidency. As the oldest president in U.S. history at 81, Biden's capabilities have come under scrutiny, especially with the State of the Union address looming on March 7.

The survey, conducted by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, revealed that 60% of respondents question Biden's mental ability to lead the nation. This sentiment isn't confined to one political spectrum; about a third of Democrats also expressed concerns about the president's mental acuity.

Despite these doubts, 38% of Americans still believe in Biden's ability to fulfill presidential duties effectively. However, the poll indicates widespread dissatisfaction with his handling of critical issues, including immigration, foreign policy, and the economy. Only 40% of participants approve of his approach to topics such as abortion, Ukraine, and climate change, with even fewer expressing satisfaction with his performance on immigration, economic matters, and the conflict in Gaza.

The skepticism isn't limited to Biden; former President Donald Trump also faces similar doubts about his mental fitness for a potential return to the Oval Office. Although 60% of Americans believe Trump is competent to run again, the 77-year-old garners broader support on various issues compared to Biden.

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, American voters are acutely aware of the significance of choosing a leader capable of navigating global challenges, cooperating with a divided Congress, and addressing domestic crises. The looming electoral battle is seen as a critical decision point, pitting two individuals beyond traditional retirement age against each other for one of the world's most demanding roles.