Bill Clinton Enjoys Greatest Popularity in Years
Posted on Feb 15, 2007
Bill Clinton’s favorability rating has reached its highest level since 1998, 63 percent, closing in on the former president’s all-time high. While the Clintons have shared similar numbers over the years, trends show Bill’s popularity steadily outpacing that of his wife.
Gallup News Service:
More than 6 in 10 Americans say they have a favorable opinion of former President Bill Clinton, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Clinton’s favorable rating is up slightly from last summer, and is at its highest level since February 1998. His favorable rating reached historical lows in 2001 as Clinton sparked many controversies as he left office. But since that time, Clinton’s favorable rating has gradually improved and is now close to his historical high, a 66% rating just prior to his inauguration in 1993. A comparison of Bill Clinton’s favorable ratings and Hillary Clinton’s favorable ratings show that Americans rated the Clintons similarly following their departure from the White House, but in recent years, the former president has been viewed more favorably than his wife.