As a sitting, two-term vice president of the United States, Joe Biden’s mere 2% support as a probable 2016 candidate is embarrassing. The Washington Post,
That leaves him tied with Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist independent senator from Vermont. Given that the poll has a 5 percent margin of error, it’s also statistically possible that Biden is actually at 0 percent (again, technically speaking).
Now, to be fair to the VP, this poll is an outlier. It has a very high number of undecideds — 32 percent — and 7 percent opt for “no one” (Update: Steven Shepard points out this is because candidate names weren’t read to people), which depresses the vote totals for all involved. Even Hillary Clinton has her worst showing in any recent poll, at 48 percent. (She has rarely been below 60 percent.)…
The reason, as we’ve written before, is that Biden just isn’t seen as very presidential. In fact, only 51 percent of Democrats in a Q poll last year said they thought Biden would make a good president. Among independents, about three-quarters said that he would not.