Obama is rated above Jesus, MLK Jr as the most admired "Hero" (according to a poll)

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  1. pr0phecy718

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    Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    President Obama topped a new Harris interactive poll that asked 2,634 Americans who they admire enough to call a hero.



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    John Lennon once claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now President Obama has evidence that he's more popular than both.

    Obama topped a new Harris interactive poll that asked 2,634 Americans who they admire enough to call a hero.

    Jesus came in second on a list that includes God, Mahtma Gandhi and George Washington.

    Other historic or notable figures making the top 10 were 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.

    Participants named the heroes randomly instead of being shown or read a list of people to choose from. The poll was conducted online between January 12 and19, 2009.

    At the 16th spot in the poll, George Washington, Bill Clinton and Colin Powell tied.

    Other politicians who made the poll's top 25 include Hillary Clinton (12), FDR (13), Condoleezza Rice (12) and Sarah Palin (21).

    God ranked 11th, between Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton.

    Of the multiple reasons participants gave to explain their choices of heroes, the ones most cited is, "Doing what's right regardless of personalconsequences" with 89 percent, "Not giving up until the goal is accomplished" with 83 percent and "Doing more than what other people expectof them," with 82 percent. Also popular were "Overcoming adversity" and "Staying level-headed in a crisis."

    In the first Harris Poll asking this question in 2001, Jesus came in first, followed by the Rev. King, Powell, John F. Kennedy and Mother Teresea.

    Obama joked last year at a roast that contrary to rumors, he was not born in a manger but on the planet Krypton. Apparently, Obama is even more popular thanSuperman, who didn't make the cut.


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  2. rockinjs4lyf

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    GOD>obama
     
  3. eight2one

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    Jesus is overrated.
     
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    What a Joke ....
     
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  7. ittakesalittlebitmore

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  8. stoneyjax

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    still wondering how GW Bush cracked the top 10[​IMG]
     
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  10. wrukus

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    i voted for the man, but i never say him as a hero. i doubt there will ever be a politician that will ever make it to "hero" status imo. dont youhave to do something heroic to be a hero?[​IMG]
     
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  12. gregodensbedpan

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    poll is correct.

    jesus ain't even the best player on his team
     
  13. nktran001

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    I'm sayin'.
     
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  16. jpio885

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    im wondering the same thing.[​IMG]
     
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  22. lobotomybeats

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    I wasn't even going to touch upon this one....but I have to say this... It is exciting to think of the good that can come from people instilling faith inthe tangible. kudos survey-takers.
     
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    Obama is a real person, Jesus was a fake person. This study is like people saying they admire their dad more than the Easter bunny. This should not besurprising.
     
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    ***Waits for post to manifest into another heated political debate (attack) thread, or another religion bashing thread***
     
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