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Biden predicts big victory in Electoral College

Associated Press Modified: November 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm •  Published: November 4, 2012
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Biden said the ad was intended to scare auto workers in Ohio, where one out of eight jobs is related to the auto industry.

"It's the most cynical play I've seen," he told Matthews in an interview taped in Lakewood. "It's not just a lie, but it goes to character. They don't have much character at all."

By contrast, Biden said Obama "does not engage in deception. He says what he means and means what he says."

Average people don't expect government to solve their problems, Biden said, but do expect government to "understand" their struggles.

Biden said he is encouraged by the bipartisan response to Hurricane Sandy and said that if he and Obama are re-elected, they will work with Republicans in Congress to solve the country's fiscal problems and other issues.

"Look, I think the fever will have broken" by the election, he said. "There's still some solid Republican conservatives who understand what principled compromise means and they're not wrapped up in ideological purity."

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