Joe Biden

Lowered Expectations: Joe Biden Polling at 39 Percent Headed into the Debate

Thursday will be the only debate between Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan


When he takes the stage in the one and only vice presidential debate on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will have to overcome low public opinion ratings and low expectations.

Just 39 percent of voters have a positive view of Biden, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, while 51 percent have a negative view. By comparison, 44 percent have a favorable view of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, while 40 percent have a negative view. The poll was conducted Oct. 4-7.