WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The woman U.S. President Barack Obama once called "likeable enough" has actually surpassed her boss in likeability, the latest polling indicates.
Depending on the poll, Americans like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton some 10 to 25 percent better than the president, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
For example, this month's Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll found Obama with a 51 percent favorability rating compared to Secretary Clinton with favorability in the 60s.
Unfortunately, Clinton's increased favorability rating comes two years too late to win the 2008 Democratic nomination.
Clinton served as Obama's toughest challenger in the race to be the Democratic party's nominee for president.
Monday, while President Obama was dealing with the Gulf oil spill, Clinton was accepting accolades for her leadership in opposing human trafficking and slavery.