Is former President Bill Clinton overshadowing the current president?
According to a new poll, more people say that the former president's speech was the highlight from last week's Democratic convention rather than the acceptance address given by President Barack Obama.
A Pew Research Center survey indicates that 29 percent of national adults who watched at least a little coverage of the Charlotte, North Carolina convention said that Clinton's Wednesday night address was the highlight, with 16 percent saying the same thing about Obama's Thursday night speech and 15 percent saying that first lady Michelle Obama's Tuesday night address was the highlight.
During his 48-minute long speech, Clinton formally entered Obama's name into nomination.
Obama may be in good company. The poll also indicates that 20 percent of those who watched at least a little coverage of the Republican convention, held in Tampa, Florida the previous week, said that actor Clint Eastwood's impromptu speech was the highlight, slightly edging out the 17 percent who said that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance address was the highlight.
The Pew Research Center poll was conducted Sept. 7-9, with 1,012 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.