50% of Americans want presidents under 65, 25% under 50: Poll
Current US President Joe Biden is the oldest person to serve as president; if re-elected, the President would be 82 in 2025.
A poll conducted by the Suffolk University/USA Today collaboration found out that 50% of registered voters claim the age if their "ideal president” to be between 51 and 65 years old, while 25% scored lower, preferring between the ages of 35 and 50.
15% chose the option that age didn’t matter, but 8% said a president between 66 and 80 was favored and weirdly enough, 0.4% stated they preferred older than 80.
Current US President Joe Biden is the oldest person to serve as president. If re-elected, the President would be 82 in 2025.
'No political experience' preferred
69% of voters said they didn’t want Trump to be president again and 67% said they didn’t want Biden for a second run.
Voters were also given a 2020 re-election scenario, 47% to 40% voted for Biden, while 5% stated they would choose someone else. Only 4% reconsidered and said they wouldn't vote. However, current presidential candidates like Florida's Ron DeSantis were included in the poll, with 65% preferring DeSantis in 2024.
He already holds a 23-percentage-point advantage over Trump (56% to 33%) in an upcoming national GOP primary.
The poll goes on to show that 34% would rather have someone with experience running a state and 23% opted for experience on Capitol Hill - 20% wanted someone with “no political experience” at all.
When asked to choose party preference, the category of Democrat took 30% and Republican 28%, while independent scored 32%. Shockingly, one of the results was that 57% preferred someone who would “compromise in order to get things done,” and 34% saw potential in someone who would “stand on principle, no matter what.”
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