YouGov’s Most Popular Politicians in America [2022]

Historical Political

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71

1

Barack Obama

U.S. President

34.74% (2361 of 6797 votes)

41

2

James Earl Carter

U.S. President

54.15% (111 of 205 votes)

63

3

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor

47.93% (81 of 169 votes)

23

4

Bernie Sanders

Politician

60.78% (31 of 51 votes)

46

5

Joe Biden

U.S. President

51.49% (1695 of 3292 votes)

21

6

Bill Clinton

U.S. President

61.41% (191 of 311 votes)

69

7

Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President

39.84% (680 of 1707 votes)

84

8

Madeleine Albright

U.S. Secretary of State

0% (0 of 1 votes)

10

9

Al Gore

U.S. Vice President

77.78% (21 of 27 votes)

44

10

George W. Bush

U.S. President

52.59% (61 of 116 votes)

39

11

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator

54.58% (131 of 240 votes)

33

12

Hillary Rodham Clinton

First Lady

55.56% (285 of 513 votes)

49

13

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Congressman

50.55% (827 of 1636 votes)

19

14

John Lewis

U.S. Congressman

63.86% (53 of 83 votes)

58

15

Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Congressman

48.60% (692 of 1424 votes)

48

16

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator

50.64% (79 of 156 votes)

14

17

Donald Trump

U.S. President

68.98% (2064 of 2992 votes)

91

18

Gabrielle Giffords

U.S. Congressman

0% (0 of 4 votes)

57

19

Ben Carson

Doctor

48.61% (35 of 72 votes)

13

20

Beto O'Rourke

Politician

69.70% (23 of 33 votes)

1

21

Elijah Cummings

U.S. Congressman

100% (1 of 1 votes)

20

22

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor

63.10% (53 of 84 votes)

56

23

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator

49.05% (181 of 369 votes)

22

24

John Kerry

U.S. Senator

61.36% (27 of 44 votes)

2

25

Henry Kissinger

U.S. Secretary of State

100% (1 of 1 votes)

28

26

Al Franken

Comedian

59.09% (26 of 44 votes)

24

27

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator

60.04% (281 of 468 votes)

29

28

Sarah Palin

Politician

58.44% (232 of 397 votes)

31

29

Maxine Waters

U.S. Congressman

56.36% (62 of 110 votes)

90

30

Bob Dole

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

31

Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Congressman

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

60

31

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator

48.28% (70 of 145 votes)

74

33

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator

29.41% (5 of 17 votes)

50

34

Mike Pence

U.S. Vice President

50.0% (11 of 22 votes)

17

35

Adam Schiff

U.S. Congressman

64.27% (250 of 389 votes)

16

36

Gavin Newsom

U.S. Governor

67.79% (242 of 357 votes)

34

37

Walter Mondale

Politician

55.56% (5 of 9 votes)

92

38

Julian Castro

Mayor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

89

39

Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 5 votes)

32

40

Greg Abbott

U.S. Governor

56.08% (392 of 699 votes)

9

41

Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senator

90.91% (20 of 22 votes)

64

42

Mike Huckabee

U.S. Governor

47.06% (8 of 17 votes)

70

43

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator

35.29% (6 of 17 votes)

79

44

Newt Gingrich

U.S. Congressman

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

83

45

Ilhan Omar

Politician

5.15% (10 of 194 votes)

53

46

Elizabeth Dole

U.S. Senator

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

54

47

Joseph Kennedy III

U.S. Congressman

50.0% (104 of 208 votes)

25

48

Sheila Jackson-Lee

U.S. Congressman

60.0% (6 of 10 votes)

87

49

Trey Gowdy

U.S. Congressman

0% (0 of 0 votes)

38

50

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

86

51

Ron Paul

Politician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

67

52

Allen West

Military Personnel

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

43

53

Nikki Haley

U.S. Governor

53.57% (15 of 28 votes)

15

54

Joaquin Castro

Politician

68.75% (11 of 16 votes)

85

55

Andrew Young, Jr.

U.S. Congressman

0% (0 of 2 votes)

82

56

Harry Reid

U.S. Senator

7.14% (1 of 14 votes)

80

57

Adam Kinzinger

U.S. Congressman

11.24% (10 of 89 votes)

3

58

Donna Brazile

Politician

100% (2 of 2 votes)

78

59

Tim Scott

U.S. Senator

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

35

60

Jim Clyburn

U.S. Congressman

55.56% (5 of 9 votes)

88

61

Robert Reich

Economist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

59

62

Jared Kushner

Financier

48.59% (69 of 142 votes)

47

63

Patrick J. Kennedy

U.S. Congressman

51.17% (109 of 213 votes)

51

64

Michael Bloomberg

Entrepreneur

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

8

65

Rashida Tlaib

Politician

94.44% (17 of 18 votes)

18

66

Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator

64.02% (121 of 189 votes)

11

67

Tim Kaine

U.S. Senator

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

45

68

Joe Arpaio

Crime Fighter

52.38% (11 of 21 votes)

40

69

Joseph Lieberman

U.S. Senator

54.55% (6 of 11 votes)

77

70

Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

52

71

Jon Ossoff

U.S. Senator

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

5

72

Barbara Boxer

U.S. Senator

100% (2 of 2 votes)

68

73

Steve Scalise

U.S. Congressman

41.67% (10 of 24 votes)

65

74

Kevin McCarthy (Politician)

U.S. Congressman

45.77% (325 of 710 votes)

98

75

Barry Goldwater

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 6 votes)

4

76

Howard Dean

Politician

100% (1 of 1 votes)

30

77

Alan Keyes

Commentator

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

61

78

Lindsey Graham

U.S. Senator

48.21% (27 of 56 votes)

99

79

Michael S. Steele

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

100

80

Scott Walker

U.S. Governor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

62

81

Paul Ryan

U.S. Congressman

48.15% (13 of 27 votes)

94

82

Donald Rumsfeld

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

81

83

Rick Scott

U.S. Governor

9.09% (1 of 11 votes)

73

84

Rick Perry

U.S. Governor

30.30% (10 of 33 votes)

42

85

Dick Cheney

U.S. Vice President

53.85% (7 of 13 votes)

72

86

Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman

31.58% (6 of 19 votes)

55

87

Herman Cain

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

36

88

Leon Panetta

Politician

55.56% (5 of 9 votes)

97

89

Michael Dukakis

U.S. Governor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

90

Jeb Bush

U.S. Governor

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

95

91

John Edwards

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

96

92

Jon Tester

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

6

93

Barbara Lee

U.S. Congressman

100% (1 of 1 votes)

76

94

Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Senator

25.00% (2 of 8 votes)

37

95

Dick Durbin

U.S. Senator

55.56% (5 of 9 votes)

93

96

Dan Quayle

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 0 votes)

7

97

Deval Patrick

U.S. Governor

100% (4 of 4 votes)

26

98

Claire McCaskill

U.S. Senator

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

75

99

Joe Walsh (Politician)

U.S. Congressman

28.57% (2 of 7 votes)

66

100

Pat Roberts (Politician)

U.S. Senator

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)