Obama tops poll of heroes — including Jesus
Hudson River airline pilot beats out Mother Teresa and God
By ANDY BARR
Friday, February 20, 2009
When asked who they admire enough to call a hero, more Americans named President Barack Obama than any other figure. Even Jesus Christ.
A new Harris interactive poll of 2,634 adults placed Obama on top of a list that also including George Washington, Mahtma Gandhi and God.
After Obama and Jesus (who finished second) the top 10 is rounded out by Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F. Kennedy, U.S. Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger and Mother Teresa.
George Washington, Bill Clinton and Colin Powell tied for the sixteenth spot in the poll.
Other politicians in the poll’s top 25 include: Hillary Clinton (12), FDR (13), Condoleezza Rice (12) and Sarah Palin (21).
God ranked eleventh, between Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton.
So Jesus is #2 and God is #11??
and Mother Teresa also beats God at #10?
Of course the “Messiah” takes the #1 spot.
Wow, Americans are worse than those Italians who voted in that other poll (ncrcafe.org/node/603).