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Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality’s Presidential Election Index (PEI), which has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996, predicts that Joe Biden will be a stronger candidate than Beto O’Rourke in a general election matchup with Donald Trump.

Summary: Psychological profiles of China‚Äôs President Xi Jinping and Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, including Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Beto O’Rouke, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Summary: Former vice president Joe Biden is an early front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. A psychological analysis of Joe Biden revealed that his primary personality patterns are Outgoing/congenial and Accommodating/cooperative, complemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Dominant/asserting features. In summary, Biden may be characterized as a conciliatory extravert.

Summary: A spate of attacks against Afghanistan’s intelligence service and international forces killed at least nine people, including five NATO troops, on a bloody day during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on January 12, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that thousands of Somali boys and teenagers fleeing war and chaos at home are sailing to Yemen, where officials worry that the new arrivals could become the next generation of al-Qaida fighters. U.S. and Yemeni authorities also fear that Islamist fighters from Somalia could slip into the country among the throngs of refugees, deepening ties between al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen and the particularly hard-line al-Shabab militants of Somalia.

Feb 14th, 2010

Summary: Vice President Joe Biden belittled Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama administration’s commitment to fighting terrorism as either “misinformed” or “misinforming,” saying the Iraq war wasn’t worth it because of “the horrible price” paid. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on February 14, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that a female suicide bomber struck a tent filled with women and children resting during a pilgrimage south of Baghdad, killing 40 people and wounding about 80 in the deadliest of three straight days of attacks against Shiite worshippers.

Apr 17th, 2009

Summary: Abstracts of research projects on the personality characteristics and leadership styles of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Sarah Palin, conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics under the direction of Aubrey Immelman.