- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It’s Eleanor for the 10-spot: The nation has spoken, at least in one survey. A McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday reveals that 27 percent of Americans favor Eleanor Roosevelt to be the portrait of choice when the U.S. Treasury Department unveils its redesigned ten dollar bill some five years in the future. The first lady was also favored by 34 percent of Democrats, 28 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of independents.

Harriet Tubman is the second most popular choice with 17 percent, followed by Sacagawea with 13 percent. Susan B. Anthony and Amelia Earhart each receives 11 percent, and Sandra Day O’Connor garners 4 percent.

“About one in three women, 33 percent, selects Mrs. Roosevelt. Harriet Tubman comes in a distant second among this group with 18 percent. By more than two-to-one, Harriet Tubman, 47 percent, is the leading choice of African Americans. Here, Eleanor Roosevelt receives 19 percent,” the poll noted.

Interesting to note that 11 percent of the respondents were unsure about naming any female to be featured on the $10 bill - while 4 percent felt that no woman should be on it at all. Founding father Alexander Hamilton has been on the bill since 1929.

The poll of 1,249 U.S. adults was conducted July 22-28. See all the numbers - and there are a lot of them - here  - and scroll down on the page.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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