Biden’s old guy advantage with older voters
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President Joe Biden’s age is prompting internal party doubts and struggles with the nation’s youth, as he embarks on a reelection bid. But it actually may be helping him with a critical cohort of the electorate: older voters.
The latest example of this tradeoff came this week.
A new Harvard Youth poll out this week showed Biden with a 38 percent approval rating among voters under the age of 30, despite that cohort’s overall liberal lean. But despite Biden’s struggles, he has remained resilient with older voters. A Fox News poll, also released this week, showed 49 percent of voters age 65 and older approve of the job Biden is doing, outpacing his overall approval rating by 5 points.