Worried that the controversies surrounding Hillary Clinton are wounding her chances for the presidency, some Democrats have begun pushing Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy. Democratic voters are closely divided over a Biden presidential bid, but voters in general think he’d make a better president than Clinton.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Biden should run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Slightly more (45%) think the vice president should sit this one out. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
Among all likely voters, 36% say Biden should run, but 46% disagree. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Thirty-eight percent (38%) think Biden would make a better president than Clinton. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say Clinton would be a better chief executive. One-in-three voters (33%) is undecided.