In the aftermath of the announcement that Bill Clinton will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, a new poll from Gallup shows the former president has tied his all-time favorability rating high.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans – 66 percent – have a favorable opinion of Clinton, according to the poll released on Monday. Clinton last reached that level in January of 1993.
The 42nd president’s popularity also cuts across the political aisle, commanding a favorable view among 44 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of independents.
By contrast, President Obama is viewed favorably by 54 percent of Americans.
The poll was based on telephone interviews conducted July 9 to 12 among a random sample of 1,014 adults. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.