Delawareans are pondering whether Vice President Joe Biden will run for the job in 2016, but Public Policy Polling says It's Hillary Clinton's race to either lose- or decline.
Another poll that says Clinton would be the frontrunner in Iowa also says that Chris Christie is the Republican frontrunner there.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been overly coy about his plans, but has appeared on Time magazine's short list. Prominent Democratic Party Strategist Steve Pigeon tells WBEN that wherever he goes, once people find out he is from New York, the topic immediately turns to Cuomo and if he is running.
Former U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman, who was Biden's chief of staff for 19 years, told The (Wilmington) News Journal that Biden hasn't spent a lot of time thinking about the decision.
One consideration will be Biden's age. Biden will be weeks away from his 74th birthday on Election Day 2016. That would make him older than Ronald Reagan was during his 1984 re-election campaign. GOP consultant Ed Goeas says he's too old, noting Clinton is five years younger.
University of Delaware political science professor James Magee says he thinks Biden will step aside if Clinton runs. But while voting this past week he was asked if this is the last time he would be voting for himself, and he slyly grinned and said "No. I don't think so"
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The Democratic-leaning firm gave TPM an early look at its survey of the 2016 presidential field in New Hampshire, which, given the reshuffling of the primary calendar in recent years, may not even maintain its outsized electoral role four years from now.
Regardless, the poll found two clear frontrunners in the race: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Republicans and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democrats.
GOP Analyst Carl Calabrese tells WBEN that the field of strong young conservative Republican governors is strong and the deep bench includes more than Christie, including Indiana's Mike Pence, New Mexico's Susanna Martinez, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and even the possibility of former Florida governor Jeb Bush running.