Recent poll shows voters top presidential candidate concerns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – NBC conducted a recent poll to ask voters what their top concerns are for President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump ahead of the 2024 presidential election when it comes to occupying Oval Office.

The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters and took place over four days, from Jan. 26th to the 30th. The results show just how much age and legal woes are weighing on the minds of Americans.

The poll shows 76 percent worry about Biden’s age and fitness, compared to 48 percent when it comes to Trump. Second to the question of age and fitness for voters are former President Trump’s legal woes, with 61 percent of voters concerned about his multiple felony charges.

“When it comes to the presidency, I don’t take Biden seriously and I don’t take Donald Trump seriously – but I do take what’s going on seriously,” Pitt County resident, Joshua Worsay said.

In total, 95 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of Republicans noted that Trump’s felony charges and legal issues are the top concern.

“What they are saying about Trump is that if he is reelected, he is going to be out for retribution, going to get back at his enemies and I don’t like that. As far as Biden is concerned, you know he is old, and if he continues on the way he is doing…he is doing ok,” Pitt County resident, Terry Byrnes said.

According to the poll, these findings are mostly unchanged from September 2023 when NBC first asked about these concerns.

“When it comes down to who becomes the president next or reelected, it’s out of my hands but I am just hoping you do what you say you’ll do,” Worsay said.

The poll shows more voters are concerned about Biden’s age than about Trump’s legal issues, but that does not seem to be reflected in who they choose to vote for in the election. That’s because Biden is getting a higher percentage of the vote from people who are concerned about his age, compared to a lower number of voters concerned about Trump’s legal woes who are still choosing to vote for him. 60 percent of voters are also concerned about President Biden’s possible involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings.

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