WomenOn20s, the organizers of the movement to replace Andrew Jackson with a famous woman, offers 15 candidates to choose from (see Monday’s post for the list). Today, I ask you to choose from a shorter list: Dolley Madison, Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, or Hillary Clinton.
Who’s your top choice?
Why this short list? The reason is we know how Americans rank these candidates, based on a national survey this month by Rasmussen Reports. The surveyors chose five well-known women from American history, and added perhaps the best-known woman living today: Hillary Clinton. Hillary is included in the survey, but actually couldn’t be the official choice—living persons do not appear on the nation’s currency.
So, who’s the Number 1 choice of Americans nationwide?
It’s Eleanor Roosevelt—the longest-serving First Lady, human rights activist, politician, and diplomat. Among many activities, she chaired the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
American’s second choice is Harriet Tubman, followed by Susan B. Anthony and Pocahontas.
How about Hillary Clinton—former Secretary of State, First Lady, and the presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016? Clinton comes in second to last. Only Dolley Madison garnered fewer votes.
Is Eleanor Roosevelt your top choice from this list of six candidates?
Is there someone else you’d rather see replace Jackson on the $20?
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