Americans trust Clint Eastwood more than President Obama, reveals poll
Washington: 56 per cent of Americans trust Clint Eastwood, compared with the 45 percent who trust President Barack Obama, a new survey has revealed. The iconic actor was ranked 13th on the Reader’s Digest “100 Most Trusted People in America” list that was released on Tuesday, while Obama was rated as 65th most trusted person in the US, the Politico reported.
Eastwood first stepped into the political limelight last August when he spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa to an empty chair, pretending that the Prez was sitting in it. Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Maya Angelou nabbed the top five spots, in that order.
Other politicos who each ranked above Obama on the list were: First lady Michelle Obama at No. 19; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at No. 23; former President Jimmy Carter at No. 24; former Secretary of State Colin Powell at No. 32; and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at No. 51. The online survey was conducted on 1,009 people between Jan. 24 and Jan. 29.
The sampling mirrored national census data and pollsters didn’t release a margin of error. The analysts asked people to rank each person on a 5-point scale of trustworthiness, with a sixth point available if they didn’t have an opinion.
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