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Biden, turning 80, faces renewed age questions as he weighs reelection

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Yasmeen Abutaleb

11 Nov 2022 · 11 min read

WASHINGTON - As President Biden careened between economic and global crises last year, his aides began to grapple privately with a more personal issue.

In internal polls, voters kept bringing up a specific concern: the president's age. And word clouds created by outside pollsters were showing terms like "age" and "Is he with it?" in large letters, an indication that such worries were among the most commonly voiced by Americans.

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