Uncle Joe underwater with favorability/unfavoribility with “We the People”.
What are the odds that there is a correlation between Vice President Joe Biden’s sudden “unfavoribility” and his incoherent rants and attacks on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital at the bequest of the Obama reelect campaign? According to a recent Gallup poll, Biden suddenly finds himself with a all time low of 42% and a 45% unfavoribility. Most glaring in the Gallup poll is that Independents have a 37/47 favorability of Biden.
Americans are about equally likely to have a favorable (42%) as an unfavorable (45%) view of Joe Biden, which has been the case for most of his tenure as U.S. vice president. Americans were much more positive than negative toward Biden from the time he was chosen as Barack Obama’s running mate through the first several months of the Obama administration.
The May 10-13 USA Today/Gallup poll marks the first time opinions of Biden have tilted negative since he became Obama’s vice presidential pick, but they are not materially different from the closely divided but still net positive ratings of Biden from October 2009-March 2011.
As The Weekly Standard asks, how does a negative favorability help Obama in 2012? However, the reason why Biden has an underwater “favorability rating” is because of Obama and his scorched earth 2012 reelect theme. The more Obama and Biden attack capitalism and what made America great, the more people are really beginning to question what these two are all about. Both Obama and attack dog Biden are coming off as angry as all they can do is divide and rant about others as they certainly cannot run on their record.
Making matters even worse, Biden not popular in swing states either. Much buzz has been made that Biden should be replaced and Hillary Clinton added to the Obama 2012 Presidential ticket. Never going to happen. Barack Obama would never admit that his image could be dragged down by Biden and would certainly never admit he needed Bill & Hillary’s help for reelection. Obama is all in with Biden.
In the 12 swing states likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election, only 40% of registered voters view Biden favorably, while 54% view him unfavorably. These numbers are worse than President Obama’s who is seen favorably by 50% of registered voters in those same states and unfavorably by 49%.
The 12 swing states in the poll are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. These states are all considered too close to call for the November election.