Summarizing Joe Biden

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 30, 2009

There is good news for the Vice President:

According to a new Washington Post survey, a clear majority of Americans (55%) approve of the job Biden’s doing, perhaps because thanks to schedules like today’s, they can’t know much about what that job he’s doing actually is.

Biden’s numbers are tied closely to Americans’ belief in the economic efficacy of President Obama’s stimulus package. Those who think it’ll work, like him; those who don’t, don’t.

Okay. So it’s sort of good news. But surely, Biden is doing better than Dick Cheney was doing at a similar point in Cheney’s first term as Vice President. Right?

Those Biden approval numbers still aren’t quite as good as Dick Cheney’s April approval of 64% from a 2001 Post poll. But then Cheney is Obama’s cousin and talks way less than Biden, who used to call Cheney the most dangerous vice president in U.S. history.

As the kids say, oh snap.

Still, there is a way for us to end this post on an up note:

Biden’s approval numbers, however, are way better than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s. Which actually isn’t saying much because she and George W. Bush are both hovering around the lower 30s nowadays.

Okay. So it’s sort of an up note.

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