OH, JOE

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Associated Press

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 11:02 AM

Poor Joe Biden.

Here's what people really think of him.

Asked for a one-word impression of the vice president, more people use negative words than positive, according to the latest survey by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post.

"The top positive words used to describe Biden are good and honest," Pew reported Wednesday. "Many of the negative words focus on Biden's intelligence: Aside from clown, a number of people describe Biden as stupid, a joke, goofy and a buffoon."

Overall, among those offering a word to describe Biden, 38 percent use negative terms, 23 percent give positive words and 39 percent give neutral descriptions.

— Nancy Benac — Twitter http://twitter.com/nbenac

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