President Joe Biden did not get the birthday news he wanted.
The oldest person to ever be President of the United States celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday and it case at the same time a poll found that he is struggling win over Democrats after the midterms, Newsweek reported.
A Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll conducted for Newsweek found that 51 percent of Democratic voters supported Biden running again in two years, while 37 percent said he should not and a further 12 percent said they didn’t know.
The poll asked those who responded “no” why they believed Biden shouldn’t seek another term and found that 60 percent cited his age as the most significant reason.
The president will turn 80 on Sunday and become the first octogenarian to serve in the Oval Office. Former presidents have entered their 80s only after leaving office and Biden is the oldest serving president in U.S. history.
Biden’s age was by far the biggest reason why respondents said he shouldn’t run again, followed by 12 percent who cited strengths of other potential Democratic candidates and 9 percent who cited his economic policies.
There were 1,500 respondents to the poll that was conducted on November 17.
But of those polled Biden still scored 61 percent that would vote for him, defeating Vice President Kamala Harris who scored 12 percent and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who scored 9 percent.
Republicans won the House with Biden as president in the midterms and ended the reign of Speaker of the House and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and that has President Biden in a tough spot.