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Bill Clinton is the most admired president over the last 25 years, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Survey.

Forty-two percent of respondents picked Clinton -- whose wife could very well run for the White House in 2016 -- as the president they admired the most.

He was followed by current President Barack Obama at 18 percent, George W. Bush at 17 percent and his father, George H.W. Bush, at 16 percent.

The NBC/WSJ/Annenberg Survey was conducted June 2-8 of 1,031 registered voters.

The survey's margin of error is plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.