Washington (CNN)–Former President Bill Clinton may have taken on one of the toughest assignments of his political career…trying to help congress stay in the hands of Democrats. "He's a tremendous advocate," White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.
Leading up to the midterm elections Clinton has been on the trail aggressively stumping for his party across the country.
On Tuesday, campaigning in Florida for Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, Clinton told the audience "this is the 90th event I've done in this election season." He then explained why, with a grim assessment of what's at stake. "I've seen this movie before. If it keeps going, it doesn't have a happy ending."
Gibbs called Clinton "an effective voice for the Democratic Party," and "for the steps that this administration has had to take to rescue the economy, to put ourselves back on a stable financial footing."
A new Gallup survey shows Clinton has a much stronger appeal among voters than President Obama. 53 percent of Democrats say they're more likely to vote for the person he's stumping for, compared to 48 percent who said that about Mr. Obama.
Clinton's appeal extends beyond voters according to Gibbs. "President Clinton has long relationships with many people that are running for many different jobs on many different levels….we're enormously thankful," he said.