Vice President Joe Biden is a popular guy.
In fact, if Biden were to declare a run for the White House right now, he would enter the race as the most popular candidate in the field, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll.
Forty percent of Americans have a favorable view of Biden and only 28 percent have a negative view for a +12 rating.
For comparison to his fellow Democrats, Bernie Sanders is +10 and Hillary Clinton is -8. On the Republican side, Ben Carson earns a +8; Carly Fiorina earns a +7 and Donald Trump is -33.
Biden, according to the poll, would fare better in head to head matchups with Republicans than Clinton.
The poll was conducted between Sept. 20 and 24 and sampled 1,000 adults (400 of whom were reached by cell phone.) It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.