Former President Bill Clinton will headline the Democratic National Convention tonight boasting a personal best favorability rating, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Clinton is viewed favorably by 69 percent of American adults, the poll shows, while only 27 percent view him unfavorably. That marks a new high for Clinton in Gallup's polling, which has spanned both his presidency and post-White House career. Clinton's favorability rating is high across all sub-groups, including 73 percent among women.
The poll also shows two other marquee convention speakers, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, claiming high personal popularity, with favorability ratings of 53 percent and 65 percent respectively. Vice President Joe Biden, on the other hand, earns tepid reviews in the poll: 44 percent have a favorable view of Obama's second-in-command, compared with 45 percent who have an unfavorable view.
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