Biden helping or hurting the Obama ticket?
Vice president a good attack dog?
- Duration 3:14
- Date May 24, 2012
Vice president a good attack dog?
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When it comes to a presidential reelection bid many vice presidents have been tasked with the job.
Of attack dog out on the campaign trail going after the other side and there's times no different.
Here's the question is vice president Joseph Biden a net gain or net loss on the Obama ticket chief White House correspondent Ed Henry takes a closer look.
Vice president Joseph Biden knows more than anyone his candor cuts both ways.
Don't ever doubted I mean when I say the problem is I sometimes say although I mean.
Came just two days after Biden is most high profile GAAP as vice president.
Backing President Obama in a corner -- taking the White House off message by all but endorsing same sex marriage.
Days if not weeks before the boss was planning to do so anyway.
Your country and -- America this plan that would dividend at -- but.
Inequality but Democrats say all Biden -- fuel -- it was telling the truth and honesty resonates with voters.
I think he's been -- terrific asset.
You know he's not perfect right is not a perfect candidate.
It makes mistakes here there but you know that that's part of what -- this part of Joseph Biden's charm frankly is that.
He's a normal guy there are questions about whether that.
-- has become a liability every day that the vice president out on the campaign trails -- good day for us -- -- Republican National Committee.
The latest Fox News poll shows the percentage of Americans with a favorable view of the vice president has dropped eighteen points in three years to just 41%.
While -- -- favorability has shot up sixteen points to 44%.
More worrisome a new USA today Gallup poll shows in twelve key swing states like Ohio where Biden is being deployed because of his blue collar roots.
Of voters view him unfavorably.
Only 40% favorably.
His ability to connect with these voters is not what they hoped it would be.
Sparking inevitable chatter perhaps Biden's slip ups have worn thin.
And it could be -- to shake up the ticket by replacing Biden with secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Although top Democrats say that's nonsense the president genuinely likes his -- and dumping him in a tight race would look desperate.
This election again is all about the economy and any time you throw the number two guy over overboard.
It raises questions about the Jeter they have their act together is there turmoil there'd be lot of backbiting this is just not gonna happen.
Besides Democrats say Biden fires up the base it raises lots of money including today in Virginia and North Carolina.
While also serving as lead attack dog on presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's record although even that does not always go according to script.
That no more qualifies you to be president -- -- -- -- It doesn't -- by the way though not all the Smart plumbers.
Now that may have sounded offensive to plumbers but the head of the top plumbers union told fox that he believes vice president is putting his guys.
Back to work in a top Obama campaign official told me the vice president's getting big crowds and they think his message of beating up on the governor.
These these pushing through and it's it's breaking through right now -- At an eleven -- north lawn Ed thank you.