Skip to comments.Poll: Bidenís favorability rating sinks
Posted on 05/24/2012 2:35:14 AM PDT by Libloather
Poll: Bidens favorability rating sinks
By Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 03:49 PM ET
Vice President Biden has a negative favorability rating for the first time since becoming President Obamas vice presidential pick, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday.
Biden stands at 42 percent favorable versus 46 unfavorable. He has been hovering near break-even since late 2009. His popularity plunged towards the middle ground shortly after taking office, when he was at 53 favorable and 29 unfavorable.
Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats, at 73 favorable, but well underwater with independents, at 37 favorable and 47 unfavorable.
The poll was conducted between May 10 and May 13, one week after Biden surprisingly endorsed same-sex marriage in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The comment provoked Obama to announce just a few days later his own support for same-sex marriage. Bidens off-script moment dominated the headlines initially, but appears to have had little impact in the polls.
Still, Bidens propensity to go off-message is an occasional source of consternation for the administration, and frequently provokes speculation from pundits that Obama might replace him on the ticket with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who enjoys one of the highest favorability ratings among all public officials.
Most political operatives agree that Biden will not be replaced as Obamas running mate.
Obamas favorability has been slowly creeping upward, and now sits at 52 favorable and 46 unfavorable.
B-b-but, he’s the 47th Greatest Vice President ever:
“Is this why the Gaffemaster is screaming all the time now?”
IMO, it’s all part of the plan to bring the HildeBeast into the race to save the day for the Democratic (Marxist) Party.
Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats
Birds of a feather flock together.
Biden is merely the fly that has landed on the turd floating in the punchbowl.
Takedown Biden, sub in H. Clinton.
Not hard to figure out.
That would be smart. But Michele hates the Clintons. And Bill thinks Obama’s a dolt.
Not gonna happen.
This could all be part of the plan to have him step down and put Hillary on the ticket. God I pray this does not happen.
It is all put on. They know from expierence(Howard Dean) that acting like a lunatic doesn’t sit well with the American Public at large. So, bring on the buffoon to make the dems rally around Hillary. Problem watching this collossal mess is that putting him in any other position is ridiculous because they just played this scene of “Biden the Asshat” to full hilt. However, nothing makes sense anymore, so this jerk will still be in power reeking havoc in our lives. With Biden it is an example of “ Life imatating Art”.
hildebeast... hildebeast... hildebeast... beat the drums of hell.
Joe “Heavy” Burden living up to his name.
Although I’d never vote for Biden, he has high entertainment value and does not disappoint. You can always count on him to put his foot in his mouth in the most entertaining way.
Unlike Obama, Biden is at least an American.
And this media (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dem party) poll is part of that operation.
With the photos today of Bill Clinton and two porn stars at Cannes and the photo yesterday of Hillary Clinton without makeup looking 80 years I have my doubts.
If Obama were to dump Biden, he should choose someone other than Hillary.
“Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats, at 73 favorable, but well underwater with independents, at 37 favorable and 47 unfavorable.”
More proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.
Really...what more proof does anyone need?
Similar to a likable fool uncle at the family reunion. He may be popular, but would you really want him to run the family business?
I'll be shocked. What's in it for Hillary? She hitches her wagon to this jerk and he gets credit for anything good that happens (VP never does) and gets tarnished with all the bad (of which with this nimrod there ought to be plenty). All so she can run in 2016 which she can do anyway. Some people need it to catapult themselves into the spotlight nationally (Al Gore anyone?) but Hillary sure doesn't. Nope, she sits this one out and if she's in good health, she runs in 2016.