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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; elections; poll; rating
Is this why the Gaffemaster is screaming all the time now?
1 posted on 05/24/2012 2:35:35 AM PDT by Libloather
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B-b-but, he’s the 47th Greatest Vice President ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vDYkE3eD4M&list=FLn6M7EPsiL3cSVHGW8Gsr1g&index=1&feature=plcp


2 posted on 05/24/2012 2:44:16 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Libloather

“Is this why the Gaffemaster is screaming all the time now?”

No.

IMO, it’s all part of the plan to bring the HildeBeast into the race to save the day for the Democratic (Marxist) Party.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 2:48:18 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: Libloather

Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats

Birds of a feather flock together.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 3:09:35 AM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: panaxanax
Agree, something seems off. (Planned). They have been scheming. Including Soros.
5 posted on 05/24/2012 3:11:27 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Libloather
What favorability? He is a dufus
Always was and always will be.
6 posted on 05/24/2012 3:14:18 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Libloather

Biden is merely the fly that has landed on the turd floating in the punchbowl.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 3:17:02 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Libloather
Setup.

Takedown Biden, sub in H. Clinton.

Not hard to figure out.

8 posted on 05/24/2012 3:17:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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That would be smart. But Michele hates the Clintons. And Bill thinks Obama’s a dolt.

Not gonna happen.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 3:22:37 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Libloather

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.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 3:59:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Libloather

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”.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 4:00:13 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Libloather

hildebeast... hildebeast... hildebeast... beat the drums of hell.

LLS


12 posted on 05/24/2012 4:13:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Libloather

13 posted on 05/24/2012 4:16:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

Joe “Heavy” Burden living up to his name.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 4:22:02 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Libloather

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.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 4:54:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: panaxanax

Yep.
And this media (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dem party) poll is part of that operation.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 4:58:19 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 5:06:29 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Libloather

“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?


18 posted on 05/24/2012 5:20:24 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Libloather
"Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats"

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?

19 posted on 05/24/2012 5:46:11 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Lazamataz
Takedown Biden, sub in H. Clinton.

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.

20 posted on 05/24/2012 6:29:35 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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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

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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