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Why Is Bill Clinton So Much More Popular Than Barack Obama?

The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Clinton to be a lot more popular than Obama, even though they have such similar policies.
Excerpts from article by TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Here's a fun fact from the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: Bill Clinton is the most popular political figure in the country. The former president, who never won an outright majority of the popular vote and was impeached by Congress, enjoys a 55–23 favorable/unfavorable rating. Clinton left office with an approval rating of 68 percent according to the CBS poll at the time, so his continuing popularity is not surprising.

But here's the interesting contradiction: Clinton has not disappeared from the national scene since 2001. He has been active and vocal—not only on philanthropic efforts but in political activism. His annual Clinton Global Initiative addresses climate change, education, and women's rights, among other liberal priorities.


Asked by tasches at 4:49 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • because he was a i loved him lol

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 4:50 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Cause he was the true "first black president". lol According to whoever said that during the debate between Obama and Hillary. I dunno, maybe because he didn't put us in debt?

    Answer by GinNTonic at 4:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Better economy...changes peoples' perception. Slick Willie was smooth. He is a good communicator, and a great BSer. Probably fun at a party too. The Clintons are prototypical politicians. Heck they didn't even own a home until after 2000-


    Answer by Sisteract at 4:54 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • This country had issues before he was even in office. But he gave people false hope and made them think he was going to do better, in which he didn't... We got change all right.


    . Come on- do adults really believe A person with the help of An admin. can make those kind of changes within 2 short years? Really? This thinking is what scares the crap at of me- SO MANY Americans think politicians are going to FIX all that ails this world, and all their personal problems. NEWSFLASH-those elected in NOV will not cure this country either. You want change, you have to make those changes yourself- live within your means, retrain, move if needed, stop spending money unnecessarily, stop spending $$ that you do not have, sell some of your crap, stop having kids that you can not afford-


    Answer by Sisteract at 5:51 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Because Clinton, though a sleaze, had the foresight to moderate his stances to be more appealing to the entire country. PBO thinks we are the problem and we should moderate our stance (or be willing to be ruled by progressive socialists). PBO has the demeanor that he can't believe anyone would disagree with him. He refuses to tell the entire version because the omissions support his reasoning. The other side has to spend an inordinate amount of time saying, "yes, but, there is more to it. He left out................". People aren't stupid, but one of his czars called us Homer Simpson. It is hard to like a person who does these things.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:02 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • mommom2000, nobody blames Obama for the mess we are in (atleast I don't). But he talked a lot like he was going to be able to make things better and fix stuff and throwing us in a $1+ TRILLION dollar deficit IS NOT the answer... the man doesn't know what he's doing.

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 5:10 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Gotta agree with JuLiAnSmOmMy -- Obama just doesn't know what he's doing. I'm looking forward to the 2012 election to be rid of him.

    Answer by scout_mom at 5:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • He actually knew what he was doing...

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 4:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I think he is more popular because he is a real person, or can be seen that way because even he, the "world leader" at the time, had something shocking happen to him. I liked Clinton. Our country seemed much better with him in office. I miss his scandalous ass! :)

    Answer by Memigen at 4:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Because, in my brothers words "Bill Clinton was the best Republican president in my lifetime."

    Besides, Clinton has real charisma. Darrell Hammond, who played him on SNL, said of their meeting that Bill just has this presence, he can get up in your personal space and make you feel good about it.


    Answer by Friday at 5:06 PM on Oct. 6, 2010