Poll: Hillary Beats Biden in ’16

Biden on Monday, and Clinton yesterday. (Getty; AFP/Getty)

Has no one been swayed by The Onion’s autobiography of Joe Biden? The vice president comes in second in favorability ratings to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Clinton has favorable rating of 67 percent, compared with a 26 percent unfavorable rating, while Biden has a 48 percent favorable rating and a 37 percent unfavorable rating, according to the joint Washington Post–ABC News poll. Meanwhile, Democrats said Wednesday that Biden has ambitions of a 2016 run, with one source close to the White House telling Politico that the vice president is “intoxicated” by the idea. But don’t get your hopes up too soon for a Biden-Clinton race: Democratic sources insist it’s unlikely the two would challenge each other.