report | Oct 10, 2012

Biden Viewed Unfavorably, Divided Opinions about Ryan

Overview Ahead of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Biden’s image is far less positive than it was shortly before his 2008 debate with Sarah Palin; Ryan is viewed less favorably than Palin was just prior to the last vice-presidential […]

report | Sep 5, 2012

Biden in a Word: ‘Good,’ ‘Idiot’

Asked for their one-word impression of Joe Biden, more people use negative than positive words to describe the vice president. Many of the negative words disparage Biden’s competence and performance, with idiot, incompetent and clown among the terms used most frequently. Of those offering a word to describe Biden, 38% use negative terms, while 23% […]

report | Nov 4, 2008

Religion and Politics ’08: Joe Biden

Background Hometown Scranton, PA.: Claymont, Del. Age 67 Religion Roman Catholic Education Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1968 University of Delavware, B.A., 1965 Candidate Website Candidacy Status Named Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate on Aug. 23, 2008. Obama and Biden elected president and vice president on Nov. 4, 2008. Political Experience U.S. […]

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