President Bill Clinton is officially back. He has returned to where he was in the eyes of the public when elected for his first term. Close to two-thirds of all Americans that were surveyed gave a favorable opinion of the former 43nd president of the U.S. A recent Gallup Poll found that 66% approval puts him back to the point he was when in was inaugurated in January of 1993.
Along the road and through the years there have been low moments with regard to his popularity amongst Americans. His favorability fell to a low of 39% in the early part of 2001 after he left office and handed out pardons to a number of criminals and fugitives including Marc Rich a financier.
However, over the close to 20 years he has been in and out of the spotlight, with a great deal of globetrotting and philanthropy, Clinton has made it back to where he was at his beginning, on top.
It is no wonder then that former President Clinton will be the one to place the name of current President Barack Obama in for nomination during the Democratic National Convention in September in Charlotte, North Carolina for re-election.
One analyst said that the popularity Clinton has once again could make him a very valuable speaker at the convention and for the rest of Obama’s campaign. He will once again play the role of booster-in-chief for the President the analyst said. Obama’s own favorability for the latest survey jumped up to 54%. Another person up there at 66% favorability is Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of the State.