What are the other 62 percent watching that they don’t think so?
Two noteworthy numbers here. One is the percentage of Democrats who share the suspicion that Grandpa Joe has “lost a step,” which is more sizable than you’d think. Bear in mind, though, that Biden is consistently polling in the neighborhood of 93/5 lately within his own party. There are Dems out there, it seems — many Dems — who think he’s losing his marbles and yet are perfectly willing to hand him the nuclear codes in order to get them away from Trump.
The other is the fact that 38 percent is just about equal to the share of the vote that Trump gets head-to-head with Biden in the latest round of dismal polling for him. It’s a big number in a raw sense but it’s not that big in an election-moving sense. If Trump and the GOP have only managed to convince most of their own voters plus some Democrats who are sticking with the team anyway of Biden’s senescence then it’s not really getting them anywhere.