- Insider reviewed more than 10 hours of video footage from Joe Biden debates dating to the first of his three presidential campaigns in 1988, and as Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate.
- Biden notched his best debate performances against Sarah Palin in 2008 and Paul Ryan in 2012. There, he sized up his opponents and appeared relaxed and confident.
- During debates when he’s on a crowded stage of challengers, Biden has frequently stumbled. That’s something he won’t have to worry about during a one-on-one duel with President Trump.
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Joe Biden performs best in debates when he’s facing just one opponent and not on a crowded stage full of competitors. Despite his reputation as a gaffe machine, Biden is often a deliberate and confident speaker in big moments with the television cameras rolling.
Those are two of the main takeaways from an Insider review