25% Vote Pres. Bush Top Villain, 13% Call Him Hero
The Associated Press and AOL News teamed up for a year-end poll on a
variety of topics related to villains, heroes, role models, and news
stories for 2006.
AOL, the leading Internet host for consumers in the United States,
found that of 1,004 adults 25 percent listed President George W Bush as
the year's top villain, Osama bin Laden earned a distant 8 percent, and
the deceased Saddam Hussein earned 6 percent.
Not all news was bad for President Bush however, because 13 percent of
those polled named him as their hero for 2006, followed by military
personnel in Iraq (6 percent,) Jesus Christ earned 3 percent as
did Senator Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey was selected the best celebrity role model of the year
with 29 percent of the vote. Michael J Fox came in a close second with
23 percent. Pop singer Britney Spears was named the year’s worst
celebrity role model at 29 percent, with brain-dead pal Paris Hilton
coming in second at 18 percent.
In a separate poll, AOL asked subscribers to rank their best and worst
stories for the year. Big mouth and nearly bankrupt Donald Trump ranked
the Most Annoying Money Personality of 2006 with 44 percent of the
votes. Trump's toupee earned him the Worst Signature Style of the year
by AOL users (by 86 percent.) Optimist guru for the rich, Suze
Orman gained 20 percent of the vote for most annoying money-related
The most overpaid celebrity notice fell on Hilton for her
self-releasing a music album no one wanted to buy.
AOL users listed gasoline prices as the top story of the year --
considering the bulk of users are 'moms' who drive SUVs that isn't a
surprise. Users voted Ford Motor Company's stock as the most important
to root for in 2007.
They also wished bankruptcy would befall Saudi Arabia's prince Alwaleed
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