Former President Bill Clinton has released a new commercial showing his support for incumbent President Barack Obama for the upcoming presidential election. The new commercial is a first from Clinton for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

In the video, available below, Clinton says that Obama is not only dedicated to rebuilding America, but that he has a strong plan to do so, and needs a healthy middle class to help bring America into the future.

The ad is released just days before the Republican National Convention (August 27-30) and after NBC News / WSJ polls released figures that show Obama is still maintaining a general lead over his Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

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