Lenin and Reagan named most popular politicians

Ronald Reagan was called “the best President of the USA.” According to a Gallup poll, conducted recently in the United States, the former US president was supported by 16 percent of poll participants. For the first time Mr. Reagan became more popular than John Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln - those presidents were backed by 16 and 14 respondents, respectively. The first three leaders are followed by Bill Clinton - he is preferred by 9 percent of Americans. Then go Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, George Washington and Jimmy Carter (from 5 to 6 percent for each). George Bush got about three percent. In the meantime, In Russia, the Public Opinion fund has conducted a poll to find out the most popular politicians. Russians mainly consider their former Communist leaders as the most outstanding public figures. The winner of the poll was Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin), who took 14 percent of the vote. He is followed by Josef Stalin with nine percent. Third place was occupied by Academician Andrei Sakharov, an outstanding nuclear physicist turned human rights activist, who was mentioned by eight percent of respondents, RBC reports.