Carol Platt Liebau: W Is Most Admired

Thursday, December 29, 2005

W Is Most Admired

Check out this piece about the Gallup poll of the most admired living Americans. Among men, W easily wins, with 19%; Bill Clinton is next at 5%.

But also note that, nothwithstanding a constant drumbeat of coverage like this, the President was the most admired man -- not only among Republicans -- but among independents, too. Yes, independents.


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Just for completeness sake, the same poll found Hillary Clinton to be the most admired woman for the fourth straight year.

The article also notes, "The president of the United States has been the most admired man every year since 1981. The last non-president to head the list was Pope John Paul II in 1980. The sitting president has been the most admired man 48 out of the 59 times the question has been asked."

10:17 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I wonder how many times the sitting President was selected after a year of unscrupulously negative pounding by the main stream media and the opposing political party on a daily basis.

I bet that has only happened about 13 times - Reagan and Bush II.

Granted, Bill Clinton was hounded (and hated) by Republicans. But he had the advantage of being the media's darling.

While these types of polls are generally meaningless measurements of name recognition, it is remarkable that George Bush won so handily after the unfair treatment he has received from the Democrats and the Press - especially since he lacks the personal charm and charisma of someone like Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan.

It appears there is genuine respect for his leadership in the face of such blind opposition (hatred).

7:11 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Greg said, blah blah blahbity blah (paraphrased).


11:52 AM  

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