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Questions - President's Day - February 15-16, 2012

Washington, Lincoln More Popular Than Their Holiday
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted February 15-16, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you consider President’s Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, least important holidays or somewhere in between?



2* Who had a more lasting impact on the history of the United States….George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?



3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of George Washington?



4* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or  very unfavorable opinion of Abraham Lincoln?



5* 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?



6* 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?



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



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



9* Does the office of the president have too much power, not enough power or about the right amount of power?



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