Poll: Two-thirds of Americans have favorable view of Bill Clinton

Two-thirds of Americans have a favorable view of former-President Bill Clinton, according to a new Gallup poll.

The approval numbers, released Monday, are the highest Clinton has had since he first came into office in 1993. Clinton's approval has been at 66 percent twice now, first in 1993. His approval also was at 65 percent twice, in 1997 and 1998.

The poll's findings come as Clinton prepares to take a major role in the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clinton will formally nominate Obama as the Democratic Party's 2012 nominee for president.

Broken down, 44 percent of Republicans hold a favorable view of Clinton while 50 percent have an unfavorable view, the poll found. Among Democrats, 90 percent have a favorable view while 8 percent have an unfavorable view. And 62 percent of Independents have a favorable opinion while 30 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

The poll also found that, broken down among gender, 68 percent have a favorable view of Clinton while 27 percent have an unfavorable view. Sixty-three percent said they had a favorable view while 30 percent had an unfavorable view. 

The poll was conducted between July 9 and 12 among a random sample of 1,014 adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The poll's findings have a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.