Poll: Nearly 40% of Voters Believe Biden Has Dementia, 1-In-5 Dems Agree

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Nearly 40 percent of voters believe presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has dementia.

Further, not even 50 percent of voters are sure he doesn’t have dementia.

The results:

Has dementia: 38 percent

Does not have dementia: 48 percent

Unsure: 14 percent.

The breakdown by party affiliation was significant as 2-in-3 Republicans said they believed Biden did have dementia. And, 1-in-5 Democrats agreed that their candidate likely suffered from cognitive decline and memory impairment.

Rasmussen Reports reports:

Critics contend that Biden’s frequent gaffes and confusing statements suggest he has dementia. Sixty-one percent (61%) of all voters believe it is important for Biden to address the dementia issue publicly, with 41% who say it is Very Important. Thirty-six percent (36%) say it is not important for Biden to speak out on the issue, including 19% who feel it is Not at All Important.

It is important to note that Rasmussen Reports did not define “dementia” in its questions. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, dementia is “a usually progressive condition (such as Alzheimer’s disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (such as memory impairment, aphasia and the inability to plan and initiate complex behavior).”

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According to the Rasmussen Reports poll, voters also want Biden to address worries about his alleged dementia and other potential issues with his cognitive ability.

A whopping 81 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of Democrats and unaffiliated voters want Biden to address the issue publicly.

“Among voters who think Biden is suffering from dementia, 93% feel it is important for him to address the issue publicly, with 78% who say it is Very Important,” the report adds.

And: “The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted June 25 and 28, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.”