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Poll: Bidenís favorability rating sinks
The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 05/24/2012 2:35:14 AM PDT by Libloather

Poll: Biden’s 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 Obama’s 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. Biden’s off-script moment dominated the headlines initially, but appears to have had little impact in the polls.

Still, Biden’s 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 Obama’s running mate.

Obama’s favorability has been slowly creeping upward, and now sits at 52 favorable and 46 unfavorable.


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To: Libloather

I didnt think Joe Biden HAD a favoribility rating...


21 posted on 05/24/2012 6:46:41 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: marygam
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”.

Maybe they'll replace Debbie Washerwoman Schultz with Biden...

22 posted on 05/24/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: D-fendr

First class leaders want first class help.

Second class leaders want THIRD class help.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Libloather

This matters not. If people voted based on what they think of Biden, obama would not have been elected.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To all of you who think this is a grand plan, do you really believe Biden is smart enough to help them pull this off? He really is a dufus. If he was to concentrate on making flubs just so he could get kicked off the ticket, he’d end up doing the opposite. In fact, he might actually start making sense.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: dead

Pull out the plugs and reverse the facelift and whaddya got? Professor Irwin Corey.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 10:46:42 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: COBOL2Java
Maybe they'll replace Debbie Washerwoman Schultz with Biden...

So - you're saying prayers really are answered.

27 posted on 05/24/2012 3:47:23 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Maybe they’ll replace Debbie Washerwoman Schultz with Biden...

Now that is funny!!


28 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: COBOL2Java

Maybe they’ll replace Debbie Washerwoman Schultz with Biden...

Now that is funny!!


29 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: COBOL2Java

Maybe they’ll replace Debbie Washerwoman Schultz with Biden...

Now that is funny!!


30 posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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