CBS News and YouGov conducted a survey at the end of August and found that 77% of respondents agreed there ought to be age limits. Within that group, 40% proposed the age limit be 70 years old, which is over ten years older than President Joe Biden is now. The second most popular age limit was 60, proposed by about a quarter of respondents.
As the respondents got older, their approval for term limits tended to increase. Of the respondents that were over the age of 65, 74% preferred an age limit, whereas in those between 30 and 65, 75% of respondents believed in it. In the age group from 18 to 30, 68% of respondents saw a need for a term limit. Republican, Democratic, and independent respondents all had about 70% approving an age limit.
The median age of members of the Senate is 65, according to Pew Research. The House of Representatives’ median age is