Zogby Interactive: Sarah Palin Person of the Year for 2010; Pres. George W. Bush Pers

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    BP Oil Spill News Story of 2010; Attacks of September 11, 2001 News Story of Decade

    UTICA, NY - 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%.

    The same survey finds the BP Oil Spill off the coast of Louisiana as the news story of the year, with 40% of the vote, while the 2010 midterm elections come in second with 34%. The majority of Republicans (53%) believe the midterm elections is the most significant story of 2010, while Democrats (60%) choose the BP Oil Spill, and independents are split over the BP Oil Spill (39%) and the midterm elections (28%).

    Additionally, the attack of September 11, 2001 is the news story of the decade according to 73% of respondents, and with the majorities across all party lines (Republicans 91%, Independents 74%, and Democrats 57%). Democrats are the only group to give any other stories double digit figures, with both the Bush/Gore elections of 2000 (11%) and the Obama/McCain election of 2008 (10%).

    Other results from the interactive poll include:

    · Most ridiculous story of 2010: Stephen Colbert testifying on Capitol Hill on immigration

    the rest here.
    Zogby International

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