Only 25 percent think Biden would make good president, poll finds

Nearly 65 percent of voters think Vice President Biden would not make a good president, according to a new poll. 

A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows only 25 percent of voters think Biden would make a good president. Ten percent said they do not know. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) trails Biden, with 51 percent saying he would not make a good president. Another 24 percent think he would. Twenty-five percent do not know. 

Hillary Clinton scores the highest, with a majority of voters, 54 percent, saying she would be a good commander in chief. Forty percent believe the opposite. 

"Sen. Rand Paul, Vice President Joseph Biden, those other guys better get cracking or they might as well head back to the stables," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac polling. 

Nearly a majority of voters, 49, percent, believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would make a good president. Only 30 percent say he would not, but 20 percent do not know. 

Thirty-two percent of people think Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would make a good president, and 34 percent think the same about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). 

The poll finds Christie would narrowly inch out Clinton if the presidential election were held today — 43 percent to 42 percent. That is 13-point swing since Oct. 1. 

Clinton leads other potential GOP candidates by nearly double digits. 

The poll surveyed 2,545 registered voters and has a 1.9-percentage-point margin of error.  


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