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Too Old to Lead?

A recent poll by CBS News/YouGov found that 77% of Americans favor maximum age limits for elected officials, with 45% saying the maximum age limit should be 70. This suggests that there is a growing consensus among Americans that there should be age limits for elected officials.

There are a number of reasons why people might support age limits for elected officials. Some people believe that older politicians are out of touch with the needs of the younger generations. Others worry that older politicians may not be physically or mentally able to handle the demands of the job. Still others believe that age limits would promote more turnover in elected office and bring new ideas and perspectives to government.

However, there are also a number of arguments against age limits for elected officials. Some people believe that age limits would discriminate against older people and would deprive voters of their right to choose their elected representatives. Others argue that age limits are unnecessary, as voters can already choose not to vote for older politicians if they do not believe they are capable of doing the job.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to impose age limits for elected officials is a complex one. There are valid arguments on both sides of the issue. It is up to each individual to decide whether or not they believe age limits are a good idea.


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