Monday, February 19, 2007

Why "Presidents' Day" Really Means Something 

USA Today/Gallup Poll of 1,006 national adults age 18 and over conducted Feb. 9-11.

Abraham Lincoln: 18%
Ronald Reagan: 16%
John Kennedy: 14%
Bill Clinton: 13%
Franklin Roosevelt: 9%
George Washington: 7%
Harry Truman: 3%
George W. Bush: 2%
Theodore Roosevelt: 2%
Dwight Eisenhower: 2%
Thomas Jefferson: 2%
Jimmy Carter: 2%
Gerald Ford: 1%
George H. W. Bush: 1%

I especially like the 5-way "tie" among George W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Thomas Jefferson, and Jimmy Carter. I guess this poll indicates that those five "presidents" are equally popular among the American "people."

Or maybe the actual poll question was: Of the following names, which do you believe is most likely to signify a person who was, at some point in "history," the president?


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