- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he’s not lacking in confidence on his ability to perform well as the top White House dog — that he knows he could do a “good job” but that he’s not really focused on the notion right now.

“[I could] do a good job,” he said during an interview with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show. “But that’s not the focus now. My focus now is keeping this recovery moving.”

Mr. Biden, one of the Democratic Party’s talked-about candidates for the presidency in 2016 — along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — said he will be making his decision on a campaign in the coming months.

“I have plenty of time to make that decision between now and the summer, and I will make the decision in that time frame,” he said, “Today” reported.

In a Wednesday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, Mr. Biden repeated the mantra that he’s still trying to make up his mind on a presidential run.

“Yes, there is a chance [I’ll run],” he said, adding that he hasn’t ruled out an opposing run against Mrs. Clinton, The Huffington Post reported. “But I haven’t made my mind up about that. We’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then. There’s plenty of time.”

The polls, however, don’t cast favor on Mr. Biden. He’s almost always been the last on the list — or near the last on the list — of possible Democratic candidates for the White House, The Huffington Post said. One survey from December, for instance, only gave him a 2 percent favorability rating with constituents who were asked to name their pick for the next president, the news outlet reported.

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