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Reuters Poll: 53% Say Biden Got 'Special Treatment' From Hur

By    |   Tuesday, 13 February 2024 03:45 PM EST

A majority of Americans — and almost a third of Democrats — say President Joe Biden benefitted from "special treatment" during a probe of his improper retention of classified document, a new poll shows.

In a Reuters poll released Tuesday, 53% of respondents and 29% of Democrats agreed with the idea that "Biden received special treatment because he is the U.S. president."

It also found 78% of Americans and 71% of Democrats said Biden is too old to continue to be in the Oval Office.

The figures mirror those from an ABC News/Ipsos poll that found 86% of Americans and 73% of Democrats say Biden is too old to serve another term.

The negative polling comes in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report that concluded that despite the fact "President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen," criminal charges were not "warranted."

Hur cited Biden’s cooperation with the probe — and alarming memory issues.

The Hur report described the 81-year-old president’s memory as "hazy," "fuzzy," "faulty," "poor" and having "significant limitations" — and noted Biden could not recall defining milestones in his own life.

"He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended ('if it was 2013 — when did I stop being Vice President?'), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began ('in 2009, am I still Vice President?')," the report said. "He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died."

Hur concluded that "at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

The description enraged the White House and got slammed as gratuitous by some progressive media outlets — but didn't mirror the public’s view, later polling proved.

Fran Beyer

Fran Beyer is a writer with Newsmax and covers national politics.

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A majority of Americans - and almost a third of Democrats - say President Joe Biden benefitted from "special treatment" during a probe of his improper retention of classified document, a new poll shows.
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