Maximum age limits for federal elected officials, Supreme Court justices

Recent events in America has really brought this discussion to light again.

Last October the Pew Research Center conducted a poll that found:

The survey finds majority support in both parties for maximum age limits for elected officials and Supreme Court justices. But Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are slightly more likely to support age limits for elected officials, while Democrats and Democratic leaners are considerably more likely to support them for Supreme Court justices:

  • 82% of Republicans and 76% of Democrats support putting a maximum age limit in place for elected officials in Washington, D.C.
  • 82% of Democrats and 68% of Republicans favor one for Supreme Court justices.

Link: Age limits for federal officials backed by most Americans | Pew Research Center

Creating maximum age limits for elected officials in Washington – would require amending the Constitution. Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds vote in both the U.S. Senate and House, followed by ratification by three-quarters of the states.

  1. In your opinion should Maximum age limits be pursued for Elected Officials (including the President)?
  2. In your opinion should Maximum age limits be pursued for Supreme Court Justices?
  3. Considering present public Opinion, do you think that a two thirds vote in the US Senate and House and ratification by the States could be achieved in the near future (next 8 Years) for each of the above?