By Amie Parnes - 01/22/13 11:14 PM EST
Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is still on the fence on whether or not he'll run for president in 2016, adding that there are "a whole lot of reasons why I wouldn't run."
"I haven't made that decision and I don't have to make that decision for a while," Biden said in an interview with CNN. "In the meantime, there's one thing I know I have to do no matter what I do. I have to help this president move this country to the next stage.
"Look, I haven't made that judgment and Hillary hasn't made that judgement," he said in the interview.
Biden, who led negotiations on the fiscal cliff debate last month and has been at the heart of the administration's gun-control push, has seen his approval ratings spike to 59 percent, according to a CNN/Time poll released last week.
While he wouldn't say whether or not he would run in 2016 on Tuesday, he's openly hinted that he has his eye on the job.
After he voted in November, reporters asked him if this would be the last time he voted for himself, he replied, "No, I don't think so."