A roughly equal number of Americans describe Vice President Joe Biden as "good" and as those who say he is an "idiot," according to a new survey released Wednesday by Pew Research Center.
The poll shows that the public ascribes more pejorative descriptors to President Barack Obama's second-in-command than positive terms. When asked for a one word description of the vice president, 43 of those surveyed describe him as "good," while 40 call him an "idiot."
Overall, 38 percent of respondents used negative terms, 23 percent used positive terms and 39 percent invoked neutral terms.
Correction: The post originally referred to the portion of respondents who described Biden as "good" and as an "idiot" in terms of percentages, rather than as the number of people who responded that way.