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I&I/TIPP Poll: 48% Say They're 'Not Confident' In Biden As Commander In Chief

Confidence in President Biden's leadership as an effective Commander-in-Chief

President Joe Biden of the United States

This is the last of three parts from the I&I/TIPP Poll on President Joe Biden's leadership. The first two parts can be found here, here, and here.

One of the primary constitutional duties of an American president is to be commander in chief of U.S. military forces. Yet, after just 10 months of President Joe Biden, Americans lack confidence that our 79-year-old commander in chief is up to the challenge of leading the U.S. in the event of a military threat.

The response is sure to worry Democrats, given the beleaguered Biden administration's recent sharp decline in favorability. Overall, among those responding, a plurality of 48% said they were "not confident" that Biden would be effective as commander in chief during a military emergency, while 45% said they were confident.

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TIPP Indexes Methodology

TIPP Indexes Methodology

The RealClearMarkets/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is the earliest take on consumer confidence each month and predicts with high reliability monthly changes in sentiment in well-known polls by The Conference Board and the University of Michigan. Began in February 2001, the Indices were developed by TIPP for its media partners

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