A Recent Poll Shows that 73% Of Americans Favor Maximum Age Limits For Politicians

Adults on both sides of the political aisle and spanning all age brackets actually agree on something: There should be a maximum age limit for politicians.

A recently conducted CBS News poll revealed that 73% of Americans believe that there should be a maximum age instituted for people who desire to hold public office as opposed to only 27% who believe that there should not be a maximum age.

Surprisingly, those Americans who are 65 and older were more likely to favor a maximum age for politicians than the youngest age group polled, those who are 18-29.

The poll results were almost equal between democrats, republicans, and independents with 71% of Democrats favoring the limits and 75% of republicans and independents.

The poll then asked participants what the maximum age should be and were given the choices of age 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 years old. The age of 70 almost got a majority vote with 40% and was followed by age 60 with 26% and then 18% of Americans choosing the age of 80.

Last year, when President Biden was sworn-in at the age of 78, he made history as the oldest man to ever serve as President of the United States.

If Donald Trump, who is 76 currently, chooses to run this year against Biden then he would be the same age as Biden was when he took office in 2021.

With the disdain that the two primary political parties have for each other in America right now, it is no wonder that the American people are looking for maximum age limits in politics. If Trump runs against Biden, the winner of that election would be the oldest person to ever take the office of President.

In addition, Maxine Waters is 83, Jim Inhofe is 87, and Chuck Grassley and Diane Feinstein are both 89 years old. Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “With age comes wisdom” and that adage has a lot of truth in it. At the same time, there is an age that people lose some of their crispness and wit, and the American people clearly believe many politicians are working past their prime.