Three quarters of Americans are tired of the GERONTOCRACY and want age limits on elected officials, says a grim new poll for Biden, 79, Trump, 76, Pelosi, 82, McConnell, 80, and much of the Senate
- 73 percent of adults want to set maximum age limits for elected officials
- The most popular age limit is 70, poll shows
- By this standard, President Joe Biden, 79, and Donald Trump, 76, are over the hill
- The average age of senators at the start of the current Congress was 64.3 years
- The presidency is ‘monstrously taxing job’ for octogenarians, says strategist
- Round-the-clock news cycle makes politics a tough gig for the elderly
By James Reinl, Social Affairs Correspondent, For Dailymail.Com
Published: 11:57 EDT, 9 September 2022 | Updated: 19:23 EDT, 9 September 2022
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Nearly three quarters of Americans say they want a maximum age limit for elected officials, with roughly equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats agreeing to nudge elderly politicians into retirement, a new poll shows.
Overall, 73 percent of more than 2,000 adults surveyed by YouGov called for age limits. Among them, the most popular age to pension off officials was 70, favored by 40 percent of respondents.
The survey comes at a particularly elderly period in U.S. political life, led by such Democrats as 79-year-old President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, and the top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, 80.
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Sounds like a good idea to me!