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Old 12-27-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes, this a very accurate assessment of public sentiment, considering Bush held the top spot for 7 years.
Poll: Bush, Hillary Clinton Most Admired
When people were asked to name the man they most admire, 10 percent picked Bush, his lowest figure in the seven years he has been president. Bill Clinton got 8 percent—within the poll's margin of sampling error—while Nobel Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore had 6 percent and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, a presidential hopeful, was chosen by 5 percent.

Whoever is president has won the most-admired title every year since 1981.


I guess this is the first time since 1981 that the curent president hasn't been.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Out with the old, in with the new....we'll be singin' it again in four years.

One can only hope.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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Whoever is president has won the most-admired title every year since 1981.
This statement is rather telling of the sample the poll gets. Why on earth would people pick a president every single year? Most of our presidents do a lot of crappy things, Reps and Dems alike.

I would not pick a politician as the person I admired the most, ever in my life. Dwyane Wade would be a better pick for this year IMO.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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well we have seen the results of Dubya's presidency and I wouldn't be cheering.
Yeah ... Especially these past two years when the dems had control of Congress.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Yeah ... Especially these past two years when the dems had control of Congress.
Maybe if his own Republican party had supported him more he might of had success.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Maybe if his own Republican party had supported him more he might of had success.
ROFL He had nothing but the first 6 years... It was he that supported them to mush with his rubber stamp.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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ROFL He had nothing but the first 6 years... It was he that supported them to mush with his rubber stamp.
The issue is that he is the first sitting president to not win since 1981. The year of focus is this year and his party DID NOT support him on both bailouts and other key financial issues. The country was on the brink and the President presented to congress a plan that he said was urgent and if not passed would be catastrophic. It was his party that abandoned him in this the year of 2008 which is when this poll was taken.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Not surprising at all.

But what does it say when Sarah Palin was 2nd among "Most Admired Woman" - behind only Hillary Clinton?
This poll has a lot to do with visibility and name recognition. While I disagree with a lot of Sarah Palins social and political views, I admire her ambition and what she has achieved. And you cant deny she takes very good care of herself and looks damn good for age and having 5 kids.
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