Presidents Day is Monday and the folks at Gallup wondered which of our Presidents occupies the #1 spot in the hearts and minds of the American people. Their methods?
"Results for this USA Today/Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Feb. 2-5, 2011, with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the continental U.S., selected using random-digit-dial sampling."
And now, the results for your (real) American Idol. . .
It should be noted that in the 12 years that Gallup has been asking the question, Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln have both earned the #1 spot, three times.
For the record, this reporter picked George Washington, the man who said this during his first inaugural address;
"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."