WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that Vice President Joe Biden is more "likable" than Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Priebus told the "Today" show Wednesday that Biden would probably be a tougher opponent than Clinton.

He made the comments amid recent speculation that Biden will enter the race. Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a possible 2016 presidential run after largely putting aside such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year.

Priebus said that a lot of people like Biden, regardless of whether they agree with his politics.

He added that "likability is probably the No. 1 issue on the ballot."