I agree with this poll, not because I support Palin (I do), as I am also not an overall fan of George W. Bush, but it seems clear these two individuals have made an extraordinary impact on our political reality. For Palin, this last year certainly, and for the past decade, Bush. Do you agree?
With this article, I think it’s a good opportunity to mention here what I noted on Tammy Radio today–my two co-bloggers, Pat S. and Maynard, are, shall I say, skeptical of Sarah Palin. I haven’t gotten the impression they’re against her, but perhaps we’ll hear more on their positions in this thread. I’ll encourage both of them to speak up. You do so as well. You know where I stand, I’d like to see your comments. We’re also setting up a straw-poll of sorts regarding your favorite for the GOP 2012 nomination. That will be up soon.
Former Vice-Presidential candidate and Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is the Person of the Year for 2010 according to a recent Zogby International survey. The poll, also names former President George W. Bush as the Person of the Decade (2000-2010).
Palin garners a 21% response with President Barack Obama claiming 16% for person of the year, and Glenn Beck tied with Julian Assange with 13%. None of the other seven people listed (General David Petraeus, Mark Zukerberg, Hillary Clinton, Conan O’Brien, Steve Jobs, LeBron James, Robert Gates) in the survey pull in more than 6%.
Democrats mostly choose President Obama (33%) and Assange (19%), while Republicans go for Palin (39%) and Beck (25%), and independents split their votes between Palin (17%), Beck (16%) and Assange (15%). President Obama only pulled 8% of the Independent vote.
Former President George W. Bush pulls in 44% of the respondents for Person of the Decade. President Obama comes in second with 20% and Osama Bin Laden garners 11%. None of the remaining six people listed (Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein, Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-Il) in the survey receive more than 5%.