(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton is experiencing a wave of favorability with two-thirds of Americans approving of him, a poll released Monday shows.
Clinton’s popularity comes as the politician prepares to officially enter President Barack Obama into nomination at the Democratic National Convention in September. A symbol of the Democratic Party, Clinton's favorability could help the president at the polls come Election Day.
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Sixty-six percent of Americans now have a favorable view of Clinton, tying his approval rating at the time of his inauguration in January 1993, according to the Gallup poll.
Clinton almost reached this level of favorability twice during his second term as president. Since taking office, however, he has averaged around 56% favorability.
Obama’s current approval rating is 54%, according to the poll.
Polling data shows Clinton is broadly liked among the electorate and is even supported by Republicans by a slim margin of 50% to 44%.
The number of people viewing the former president as unfavorable is at a record low at 28%.
The Gallup poll was conducted from July 9-12 surveying a random sample of 1,014 adults. The sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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