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Joe Biden is the oldest U.S. president at 78 years of age, older than Ronald Reagan when he finished his second term.

 

According to the White House, the average age of presidents upon inauguration is 55 and Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest when he took office after William McKinley’s assassination in 1901 at the age of 42. The youngest elected president in history is John F. Kennedy who was 43 when he was sworn in. Before Biden was elected, President Trump was the oldest elected U.S. president, and he was aged 70 at the time of his inauguration. Previously, Reagan was the oldest, aged 69.

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Biden’s age was a controversial topic on the campaign trail and Republicans have claimed he is already experiencing a cognitive decline which could result in Kamala Harris, aged 56, taking power prematurely.

 

When asked about his age on ABC’s “The View,” Biden agreed that it is a legitimate question. “Hopefully, I can demonstrate that. .. with age comes wisdom and experience that can make things a lot better. That’s for you all to decide, not for me to decide”, Biden stated.

 

In December 2019, a report from Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s doctor, declared that he is “a healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”

 

Memorably, the age issue also plagued Reagan in his quest for a second term and he used it to turn the presidential race on its head during his second debate against Walter Mondale. When asked if age should be an issue during the debate, Reagan answered that “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” Both the audience and Mondale erupted in laughter and the joke is credited with helping Reagan win the 1984 election in a landslide.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Which generation approves of Biden the least?

 

President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: 0

 

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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