Why Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden Should Switch Places, Part XXII

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US Vice President Joe Biden points to the crowd alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as US President Barack Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2011. Obama hosts his South Korean counterpart for a full day of official State ceremonies, including a State Dinner. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US Vice President Joe Biden points to the crowd alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as US President Barack Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2011. Obama hosts his South Korean counterpart for a full day of official State ceremonies, including a State Dinner. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: SAUL LOEB/2011 AFP

A new Suffolk University poll shows that, in Florida, a ticket of President Obama and Joe Biden would lose to a Republican to Be Named Later and Marco Rubio by five points. But if Obama ran with Hillary Clinton, he would beat Republican to Be Named Later and Rubio by three points. Even though this is kind of an absurd poll question — the identity of the Republican nominee for president will influence how people vote, presumably — it still makes a strong case for the idea that Clinton would give a boost to Obama's reelection hopes. It's still probably not happening, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't. [Political Wire]