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Questions - President's Day - February 15-16, 2011

37% Consider Reagan Most Influential President of the Last 50 Years
27% Say Reagan Most Deserving of a Federal Holiday, 20% Say JFK
28% Say There Are Too Many Federal Holidays
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted February 15-16, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* George Washington’s birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday known as President’s Day on the third Monday in February. There is no federal holiday for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but many states celebrate the birthdays of both presidents on President’s Day. Should there be a separate federal holiday for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday?

 

 

2* If the United States celebrated a federal holiday for another president should it be for Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan?

 

 

3* Who’s been the most influential president in the last 50 years – John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush?

 

 

4* Are there too many federal holidays already, not enough federal holidays or is the number of federal holidays about right?

 

 NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence