Former president Bill Clinton has enjoyed a rise in popularity since leaving the White House, and now a new survey shows nearly three quarters of those polled would rather have him in the job over its current resident.
In a new survey from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global, 74 percent of those polled said that if there were a hypothetical election held today between Clinton and President Barack Obama, they’d pick Clinton. When asked, 90 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats said that they would chose Clinton over Obama.
In preparation for the channel’s series “The 90s: The Last Great Decade,” which will host the first television interview with Monica Lewinsky in 10 years, the channel teamed up with Kelton Global to conduct its ’90s attitude survey.
Of those polled, 61 percent answered that the government was better overall in the ’90s than it has been in recent years.
In more general terms, 77 percent of those polled said that they believe that America was better off in the ’90s than it is today, with 74 percent saying they feel that the country is safer. These feelings are shared by members of both parties. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 68 percent of Democrats answered that the country is better off, while 83 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of Democrats feel that the country is safer.
The National Geographic/Kelton Global poll was conducted between May 30 and June 5 among 1,019 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
“The 90s: The Last Great Decade” will premiere July 6 at 9 p.m.