Poll: Bill Clinton Most Admired President Over Past 25 Years

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AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 9: Former President Bill Clinton waves as he walks off stage following a speech on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation, with U.S. President Barack Obama making the keynote speech on April 10. (Photo by Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)ah Ca / Getty Images

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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.