Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Obama Tops Most Admired of 2009

I hate polls.
Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin are one point within each other and that clearly shows the ignorance of the American public or the bogusness of these polls. Hillary is a hugely accomplished person and is Secretary of State. Palin quit her governorship to write a book and is constantly being harassed by her daughter's baby's father. Come on.
President Obama is the man Americans admired most in 2009, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are virtually tied as the most-admired woman.
The close finish by Clinton, named by 16% in the open-ended survey, and Palin, named by 15%, reflects the nation's partisan divide. Clinton was cited by nearly 3 in 10 Democrats but only 6% of Republicans, Palin by a third of Republicans but less than 1% of Democrats.

Obama dominates the field among men at 30%, though his support also shows a partisan split. He was named by more than half of Democrats but just 7% of Republicans. More at USA Today
Among most admired men, George Bush gets 4% of the vote and Glenn Beck gets 2%. It's a crying shame Beck's on the list at all.