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An increasingly large number of U.S. voters are convinced that President Joe Biden is not the one who is making decisions on behalf of his administration, and that’s a problem for the country.
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 55 percent said “others are making decisions for him behind the scenes,” while just 38 percent said the president is “really doing” his job.
“For the first time, a majority of U.S. voters say Joe Biden isn’t in the driver’s seat,” Rasmussen tweeted.
Chief Pollster Mark Mitchell says he has consistently surveyed likely voters about President Biden’s leadership skills, and the latest results are the most negative so far, adding that Biden’s short working hours and infrequent public exposure as adding to the view.
“The number of voters thinking Biden is really doing the job of president has entirely collapsed, down six points from 44% just over two months ago. The ‘others are making decisions for him’ response is up seven points from 48% at the end of February. It looks like these presidential lids and pictures of notes from Biden’s staged appearances might be starting to add up,” he said this week.
The Washington Examiner added: “His age has been a factor in several polls, but Rasmussen found that a huge 73% believe will be a serious factor in the election next year.”
Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, says he has concerns about President Joe Biden.
During an appearance on Fox News, Jackson spoke about the cancerous lesion that was removed from Biden and he believes it is not only the lesion that has to be removed. Jackson’s comment, which was criticized by some, was his opinion that Biden needs to be removed from office.
“I wonder about the conversation about his capacity,” the host said to Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson. “You have been talking about the president’s cognitive abilities being a national security risk. Tell us more.”
“He’s what needs to be removed, not the lesion they found. But this is just another effort from his physician and from his medical team to distract. They’re going to talk about this. They gave us a bunch of useless information about his cholesterol and stuff that no one cares about,” the former White House doctor said.
For the first time, a majority of US voters say @joebiden isn't in the driver's seat.
55% now say others are calling the shots behind the scenes.
Only 32% of Independents say he is really doing the job of President.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) May 5, 2023
Such vigor pic.twitter.com/dc0jhHVhjM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 1, 2023
“All we care about in this country with regards to President Biden — 80 years old, who’s got some obvious cognitive issues — is a cognitive assessment of some sort. We want something on the record to prove to us he’s cognitively capable of doing this job, and it’s almost a moot point at this stage, because we all know he’s not,” he said.
President Biden’s doctor announced earlier this year that a skin lesion removed from his chest last month was identified as a basal cell carcinoma, which is a prevalent type of skin cancer. The doctor also stated that no additional treatment was necessary, according to reports.
During Biden’s routine physical on February 16th, his longtime physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor confirmed that all cancerous tissue had been successfully removed. Despite being 80 years old, Biden was declared “healthy, vigorous,” and “fit” to perform his duties as president by O’Connor during the examination, the Associated Press reported.
O’Connor also reported that the area where the skin lesion was removed from Biden’s chest has healed well, and the president will continue to undergo regular skin screenings as part of his standard health care plan, the AP noted.
O’Connor’s summary of Biden’s health last month stated that several non-melanoma skin cancers had been removed from the president’s body before he took office. He attributed the cancers to Biden’s extensive sun exposure during his younger years, which had been well-documented.
“It’s TERRIFYING for our country that Biden is our commander-in-chief. He doesn’t know where he’s at half the time, and every day he brings us closer to an all-out war with Russia & China,” Jackson noted on Twitter around the same time.
“His cognitive decline is going to get people KILLED!!” he said.
It’s TERRIFYING for our country that Biden is our commander-in-chief. He doesn’t know where he’s at half the time, and every day he brings us closer to an all-out war with Russia & China. His cognitive decline is going to get people KILLED!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 25, 2023