The PJ Tatler

Joe Biden a Drag on the Ticket?

Imagine this: A confirmed plagiarist and career politician who failed in business and has been demonstrably wrong on just about every major issue of the past 30 years isn’t all that popular. Shocking, I know.

In a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, Americans split on whether they like or dislike the vice president – 42% said they had a favorable opinion, 45% said unfavorable – but the numbers are worse in key swing states.

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.

Independents are also down on the VP, with 50% saying they view him unfavorably and 35% holding a favorable view.

I’m sure Joe’s numbers will turn around once tradesmen learn that he thinks none of them are qualified to be president.