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NBC/WSJ poll: Bill Clinton makes a comeback

Two years ago, Bill Clinton was receiving blame for his wife losing the Democratic presidential nomination.

Now? He's the most popular political figure in the land, according to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Fifty-five percent view Clinton favorably, versus 23 percent who view him unfavorably.

By comparison, President Obama’s fav/unfav is 47-41; former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee’s is 26-25; House Minority Leader John Boehner’s is 14-17; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s is 12-18; former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney’s is 21-30; former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s is 24-35; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s is 15-32; former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin’s is 30-48; and current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s is 22-50.

One of the main reasons for Clinton’s positive score is that he no longer remains a GOP target. In the survey, 47 percent of Republicans view the ex-president negatively, compared with 78 percent of them who view Obama negatively.

The full NBC/WSJ poll -- which was conducted of 1,000 adults from Sept. 22-26, and which has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points -- will be released at 6:30 pm ET.