A majority of Americans said in a new Rassmussen poll that they were concerned that President Joe Biden had not held a press conference since taking office, breaking a 100-year record in failing to do so seven weeks into his presidency.
Fifty-two percent of voters were concerned, with even higher numbers of Republicans (68%) and Independents (54%) saying they were concerned.
Half of respondents also said they were not confident in Biden’s physical and mental ability to do the job of president, with those responses falling mostly along party lines.
82% of Democrats were confident in Biden’s ability, while only 18% of Republicans were. Independents were split more evenly, but only 42% said they were confident in Biden’s ability while 55% said they were not.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would hold a press conference by the end of March, but did not say it would become a regular occurrence.
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