Hillary Clinton zooms past Barack Obama in popularity. Ah, sweet redemption.
One year after their grueling fight for the Democratic nomination, Gallup reports that the secretary of state is now posting a 62% approval rating, compared with the president's tally of 56%.
"Clinton's current favorable rating ranks among her best in the 17 years Gallup has polled Americans about her," said the organization. Her highest-ever rating? That was 67%, right after her husband, President Bill Clinton, was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Maybe she has found a job worthy of her ambitions -- delivering America's message to nations around the world. Just the other day, Clinton seemed to rule out a run for the presidency again. "No, no, no," is how she put it to NBC's Ann Curry. "This is a great job. It is a 24-7 job. And I'm looking forward to retirement at some point."
But given the new numbers, the New York Daily News couldn't resist noting that HRC has about $3 million in her political coffers and added, "For Hillary fans old and new, ya never know."
-- Johanna Neuman
Photo credit: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press. Graph Credit: Gallup