America Loves Rudy & Obama, Still Hates Bush & Kerry
What does it say about America when the two most-loved politicians are a twice-divorced opera-loving Manhattan dandy and a charismatic young Hawaiian dope fiend known for reading a speech on teevee and being half black?
Decline and Fall, that's what. A new national poll proves Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama are the most popular politicians, with respective rankings of 64.2 and 58.8 (out of 100). Next up is John WALNUTS! McCain with 57.7 and Condoleezza Rice with 56.1, proving that even a rich, incompetent former Exxon executive can overcome the soft bigotry of race.
But guess who's at the very bottom of the list? We'll roll all the numbers, after the jump.
The Quinnipiac University survey was taken last week and "asks voters to rate the warmth of their feelings for leaders on a scale of 0-100." Here's America's Top 20:
1) Rudolph Giuliani - 64.2. (9)
2) Sen. Barack Obama 58.8 (41)
3) Sen. John McCain 57.7 (12)
4) Condoleezza Rice - 56.1 (7)
5) Bill Clinton - 55.8 (1)
6) Sen. Joseph Lieberman - 52.7 (16)
7) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 51.1 (44)
8) John Edwards - 49.9 (20)
9) Sen. Hillary Clinton - 49 (1)
10) N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson - 47.7 (65)
11) Sen. Joseph Biden 47 (52)
12) Nancy Pelosi 46.9 (34)
13) Gov. Mitt Romney - 45.9 (64)
14) Former VP Al Gore - 44.9 (3)
15) President George Bush - 43.8 (1)
16) Sen. Evan Bayh - 43.3 (75)
17) Newt Gingrich - 42 (15)
18) Sen. Bill Frist - 41.5 (53)
19) Sen. Harry Reid - 41.2 (61)
20) Sen. John Kerry - 39.6 (5)
How's it feel at bottom, Mr. Skull & Bones Professional Fall Guy? Not too good, we bet!
Sour Harry Reid moved up a few points from the last survey in September, but the real winner was Nancy Pelosi. She was in the bottom spot in September with 34.7 and now she's way up to No. 12 -- take that, Al Gore.
And the unloved George W. Bush is once again trailing Gore in the popular vote.
More Americans Think Well Of Speaker Pelosi [Quinnipiac University]
Who Do You Love?: Not Kerry, Apparently [Rolling Stone]