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POLL: Majority of Voters Believe Biden In Early Stages of Dementia

New Zogby poll finds that majority of voters may be concerned with the mental state of the Democratic nominee.


It looks like the majority of voters believe that former Vice President Joe Biden is a little more than just sleepy. 

Zogby Analytics conducted the poll and had this to say about their findings:

A majority (55%) of likely voters surveyed thought it was more likely (much more and somewhat more likely combined) that Vice President Biden is in the early stages of dementia, while 45% thought it was less likely (much less and somewhat less likely combined). Overall, subgroups who normally approve of Trump's job as president, were the most likely to believe Biden could be suffering from dementia. Thus, majorities of Republicans (77% more likely/23% less likely) and Independents (56% more likely/44% less likely) thought Joe Biden had early-onset dementia; while nearly a third of Democrats (32% more likely/68% less likely) thought this was the case

At the same time, some important subgroups did not believe the vice president was exhibiting a declining mental capacity. While a majority of men (60% more likely/40% less likely) thought it this was likely, women (50% more likely/50% less likely) were less likely to think that the vice president was in the early stages of dementia.

There was also an inverse relationship in the data between age and the likelihood of voters believing Biden had early-onset dementia, for example; as the age of voters increased the likelihood of voters believing Biden was exhibiting early-onset dementia decreased. Younger voters aged 18-24 (60% more likely/40% less likely) and 18-29 (59% more likely/41% less likely) were more likely to believe Biden had dementia than older voters aged 65+ (50% more likely/50% less likely).

Democratic nominees have historically fared well with the younger demographics in elections. 

So it is interesting to note that the younger the voter, the more likely to believe Joe Biden is in the early stages of dementia. 

I for one believe Biden has suffered for years with the ailment:

And I'm not the only one:

Biden doesn't seem to mind all the riff-raff about his mental state though. 

At least not according to the Boston Herald:

This week, Biden did a podcast with someone from the failing far-left magazine Vanity Fair, and the host informed Joe that the most popular nickname for him on the internet was “Dementia Joe.”

Joe kinda chuckled, nervously, and then said all that internet folderol doesn’t really matter:

“The vast majority of the voters out there that have voted, including young people, are not getting all their news from the internet.”

No, they’re reading evening newspapers. And then, on the weekends, those young whippersnappers go to the picture shows, and before the westerns they have these amazing new inventions called … newsreels. And some of them are even talkies!

Joe can try brushing it off, but when Salon can't ignore the question, you know Joe's in trouble:

Still, bizarre behavior in a public setting can feel alarming to those who are paying attention. And indeed, as the likely Democratic nominee, Joe Biden's public behavior is broadcast widely and is, even to a layperson, frequently bizarre. He has confused his wife for his sister, failed to remember the most iconic words of the Declaration of Independence, told a baffling and somewhat creepy story about little kids touching his hairy legs and claimed at one point that he was running for the Senate and urged people who dislike him to "vote for the other Biden." Listening to his post-caucus speech after being defeated in Nevada — an address that came before his comeback in the South Carolina primary — it is shockingly difficult to comprehend what, exactly, he is trying to say.

Some of these gaffes can be explained away by Biden's history struggling with stuttering, something he has been open about. Yet there are aspects of his medical history that hint that his gaffes could go beyond a mere stuttering problem. Biden had two brain aneurysms in 1988 — the same year he ran his first presidential campaign — which establishes a medical history for him of brain-related trauma. (I reached out to Biden campaign officials for comment; none responded.) 

Biden's tics go beyond the inarticulateness of President George W. Bush or even the mild gaffes to which Biden himself was famously prone during his vice presidency. There is a lack of lucidity, a difficulty in comprehending what the man is trying to say or whether even he knows exactly what he is trying to say. There is an important difference between candidates who say things that are stupid, wrong or ridiculous and someone who seemingly struggles to put together coherent thoughts; one indicates an unhealthy mind, the other a mind that may be outright wilting away. It is difficult to listen to Biden speak without fearing that he falls into the latter category.

At the end of the day, we may not ever have any real transparency on Biden's mental state. 

If he wins, we may not know until he's drooling on himself at The State of the Union. 

Maybe we got it all wrong. 

Maybe we're all just a bunch of lying dog faced pony soldiers.


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