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(Talking Points Memo)   Obvious: the current president is the most admired man in the US. Fail: the previous president is the second most admired   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 40
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2013-12-30 10:04:45 AM
Uh oh.  I guess we 'misunderestimated' W again....
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-30 10:09:31 AM
The most amazing thing to me is that there are people who would admit that they admire shrub.
 
2013-12-30 10:41:31 AM
Well, lets face it. The people who vote in these things are probably the ones who elected these clowns (yes, Obama and Bush) in the first place.

All you need to know about the people voting is that Malala Yousafzai was on the list. Really? She is a most amazing woman truly worthy of winning the vote. HOWEVER, how many people have really ever heard of her, and could pick her name out of their own memory. We have Americans incapable of performing the most basic of lifeskills necessary to survival without massive government agencies doing it for them (hell, a woman so incapable was used in the campaign in 2012 as an ideal to be emulated), yet they can name this woman out of those same life experiences?

The end is nigh.
 
2013-12-30 11:28:30 AM

vpb: The most amazing thing to me is that there are people who would admit that they admire shrub.


This.  He's pretty much been removed from the GOP history books.  Enough so that Obama's getting blamed for Katrina response.
 
2013-12-30 12:12:18 PM
USA! USA! Even our war criminals are better than everybody else's.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-30 12:26:27 PM

enry: vpb: The most amazing thing to me is that there are people who would admit that they admire shrub.

This.  He's pretty much been removed from the GOP history books.  Enough so that Obama's getting blamed for Katrina response.


I think polls like this are simply see as a choice between left and right by most people.  They don't actually admire him, but they are going to vote for their side.
 
2013-12-30 12:27:48 PM
How do these two come in first and second in a most admired poll in a country where Larry David exists?
 
2013-12-30 12:28:40 PM
16 percent of Americans mentioned Obama as their most admired man for a sixth consecutive year,

That's nice.

Obama led the second most admired man, former President George W. Bush, by 12 points. Pope Francis got 4 percent of the vote

Wait, what?

If Obama beat Bush by 12 points. Doesn't that mean Bush and Pope Francis tied with 4% each?

while former President Bill Clinton and Rev. Billy Graham rounded out the top five with 2 percent each.

I thought Graham was dead already. Gawd , he must be just ancient by now.

Hillary Clinton ranked as the most admired woman with a 15 percent share of the vote, leading other luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin and Malala Yousafzai.

And Jesus wept.
 
2013-12-30 12:35:15 PM

A Cave Geek: Uh oh.  I guess we 'misunderestimated' W again....


4% still admit to having voted for him!! That is even more of a shock!
 
2013-12-30 01:02:39 PM

quatchi: If Obama beat Bush by 12 points. Doesn't that mean Bush and Pope Francis tied with 4% each?


[quizzical_bush.jpg]

I was told there would be no math.
 
2013-12-30 01:07:30 PM
If I'm reading that right, Bush only gets 4% of the vote. Whatever.
 
2013-12-30 01:25:17 PM
"The poll surveyed 1,031 adults nationwide from Dec. 5-8 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points."
 
2013-12-30 01:28:26 PM
[READS FARK HEADLINE]

O_o

Cheney was admired?
 
2013-12-30 01:30:24 PM
for a man with sub 50% approval ratings?
 
2013-12-30 01:30:40 PM
Unpossible.  I am reliably infromed that literally everyone in the United States despises the current president with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns, and prays for a brave Tea Party Patriot to restore the White House to its former glory.
 
2013-12-30 01:31:57 PM
Well, that has to be the case, because we all know George W. Bush would never be one to rig an election in his favor.
 
2013-12-30 01:32:21 PM
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2013-12-30 01:33:08 PM

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I think the Palin thing is way more pathetic than the Bush thing.
 
2013-12-30 01:34:11 PM
I think a lot of American's have the memory capacity of a goldfish.
Also, what would the polls look like if you asked "Could you do a better job of getting a satellite into orbit than NASA?". farkING WRONG, that's what it would look like!!!
 
2013-12-30 01:41:44 PM

SovietCanuckistan: I think a lot of American's have the memory capacity of a goldfish.


I think that's generally it.  I'm reminded of polls like this where Gallup asked Americans to rank presidents from best to worse.  There is no way Reagan, Clinton, or Obama should exceed Teddy Roosevelt.  That Nixon even appears is testament to general historical ignorance.  Though, that's kind of what you would expect from these polls.

Ronald Reagan (19%)
Abraham Lincoln (14%)
Bill Clinton (13%)
John F. Kennedy (11%)
George Washington (10%)
Franklin Roosevelt (8%)
Barack Obama (5%)
Theodore Roosevelt (3%)
Harry Truman (3%)
George W. Bush (2%)
Thomas Jefferson (2%)
Jimmy Carter (1%)
Dwight Eisenhower (1%)
George H. W. Bush (1%)
Andrew Jackson (<1%)
Lyndon B. Johnson (<1%)
Richard Nixon (<1%)
 
2013-12-30 01:48:07 PM
I admire George W. Bush for how he manages to avoid a black-bag being put on his head and a free trip to the World courts for trial and execution for all those people he killed.

/bush jr did personally with a sharpened pencil that he managed to sneak through security, since it was in his butthole, right next tot he cocaine filled condoms.
 
2013-12-30 01:48:39 PM
most admired = name most recognized

As usual.

Hillary Clinton has been named Most Admired Woman a total of 18 times

ha

Gallup should be embarrassed to publish this stuff.
 
2013-12-30 01:49:08 PM
seems right... seeing how Obama is basically Bush part 2 but with out the media hate.
 
2013-12-30 01:49:13 PM

sheep snorter: I admire George W. Bush for how he manages to avoid a black-bag being put on his head and a free trip to the World courts for trial and execution for all those people he killed.

/bush jr did personally with a sharpened pencil that he managed to sneak through security, since it was in his butthole, right next tot he cocaine filled condoms.


War Crimes: It's OK if you're a Republican
 
2013-12-30 01:53:30 PM

Bartman66: seems right... seeing how Obama is basically Bush part 2 but with out the media hate.


George W. Bush:  No true Republican.
 
2013-12-30 01:55:33 PM
George W. Bush and Billy Graham in the top 5.  Americans have got to be the most batshiat insane nation of people since the Akkadians.
 
2013-12-30 01:57:33 PM
Palin is a luminary?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no
 
2013-12-30 02:00:28 PM
i.imgur.com

George W. Bush is a true example of a COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE. He will bring honor and decency back to the White House.

We agree that $1.25/gallon is a ludicrously high amount. George W.  Bush is a former Oil Man with many close ties to arab oil interests. He'll be able to talk with the middle east and truly be the Inside Man to ease the stress on struggling motorists.

America is in no way the world's police, and has no business going abroad sacrificing young american lives telling other countries how they should be doing things. George W.  Bush will put America first, and focus on true Homeland Security by dedicating his administration to a mighty MISSILE SHIELD.

We cannot have the proof... a smoking gun... to come in the form of a mushroom cloud. By building a Missile Shield, American families will be prototected from any and all harm from rogue nations. George W.  Bush will combat the true dangers of the 21st century, all the while helping families grow at home.

By encouraging deregulation in the private healthcare and banking industry, free market forces will ensure competition drives prices down, making private healthcare and the American dream of home ownership affordable to all. It is unamerican to inject the Government in other people's business, and it is a core Republican belief that Government should be so small as to be able to drown it in your bathtub. Privacy, above all, is the God-given right of Americans.

Vote Compassionate Conservatism.
Vote fiscal responsibility.
Vote small Government.
Vote GOP.

Vote Bush 2000
 
2013-12-30 02:14:02 PM
No Peyton Manning?
 
2013-12-30 02:16:41 PM

Bartman66: seems right... seeing how Obama is basically Bush part 2 but with out the media hate.


HURRDY HURRDY DERP DERP DERP
 
2013-12-30 02:17:39 PM

Rootus: Palin is a luminary?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no


I'd be crazy if I said that Sarah Palin is a luminary.


/oddly I still felt dirty typing that
 
2013-12-30 02:18:42 PM
I'm a fan of Bill Gates.  To sell Windows to people year after year?  That makes Blood for Oil look like an easy sell.
 
2013-12-30 02:19:42 PM
Congratulations, you've measured the name recognition of various U.S. figures.

As an aside, name recognition is a determining metric in something equaling 95% of U.S. congressional elections(unsurprisingly, very similar to re-election rates).
 
2013-12-30 02:29:18 PM

I_C_Weener: I'm a fan of Bill Gates.  To sell Windows to people year after year?  That makes Blood for Oil look like an easy sell.


He doesn't run Microsoft anymore.  He's not even going to be chairperson after this year.
 
2013-12-30 02:45:23 PM

ikanreed: Congratulations, you've measured the name recognition of various U.S. figures.

As an aside, name recognition is a determining metric in something equaling 95% of U.S. congressional elections(unsurprisingly, very similar to re-election rates).


www.moviecricket.com

Knows all about it.
 
2013-12-30 02:46:16 PM

vpb: The most amazing thing to me is that there are people who would admit that they admire shrub.



I admired several shrubs on my walk yesterday.

To be fair, they were covered with ice crystals from the freezing fog. When the sun broke through, it was like a field of diamonds.
 
2013-12-31 04:36:44 AM

Bartman66: seems right... seeing how Obama is basically Bush part 2 but with out the media hate.


BWAHAHAH HAHAHA HAHA HAH HAH AH HAH AHAH HAHA HAHAHAHA
No REALLY

BWHAHAHAHAHAH AHHAHHWHWHWHOHOHOHOHWHWHHEHEHEHEHEHEH HHVWHWHHAHAAHHAHAHA

You probably think that fox news is a news channel.
 
2013-12-31 06:19:29 AM

garandman1a: All you need to know about the people voting is that Malala Yousafzai was on the list. Really? She is a most amazing woman truly worthy of winning the vote. HOWEVER, how many people have really ever heard of her, and could pick her name out of their own memory.


She was quite famous for a while.  Probably moreso among women than among men.
 
2013-12-31 01:20:44 PM
I call horseshiat on this poll.  How does a president with a sub-40% approval rating be the most admired man in a country where less than 40% of the people think he's doing a good job?

That dog don't hunt.
 
2013-12-31 01:33:14 PM

KidneyStone: I call horseshiat on this poll.  How does a president with a sub-40% approval rating be the most admired man in a country where less than 40% of the people think he's doing a good job?

That dog don't hunt.



Of course not. It's in quarantine in Hawaii.
 
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