YouGov’s Most Popular Politicians in America [2022]

Historical Political

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15

1

Barack Obama

U.S. President

69.17% (7898 of 11419 votes)

32

2

James Earl Carter

U.S. President

62.78% (199 of 317 votes)

63

3

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor

51.36% (113 of 220 votes)

66

4

Bernie Sanders

Politician

50.26% (97 of 193 votes)

23

5

Joe Biden

U.S. President

66.26% (6093 of 9196 votes)

57

6

Bill Clinton

U.S. President

53.51% (221 of 413 votes)

34

7

Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President

61.97% (1703 of 2748 votes)

70

8

Madeleine Albright

U.S. Secretary of State

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

36

9

Al Gore

U.S. Vice President

61.54% (56 of 91 votes)

62

10

George W. Bush

U.S. President

51.47% (70 of 136 votes)

41

11

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator

59.31% (172 of 290 votes)

22

12

Hillary Rodham Clinton

First Lady

66.29% (472 of 712 votes)

50

13

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Congressman

54.72% (1172 of 2142 votes)

39

14

John Lewis

U.S. Congressman

60.92% (53 of 87 votes)

37

15

Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Congressman

61.35% (1440 of 2347 votes)

42

16

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator

58.86% (186 of 316 votes)

38

17

Donald Trump

U.S. President

61.14% (2988 of 4887 votes)

68

18

Gabrielle Giffords

U.S. Congressman

50.0% (9 of 18 votes)

85

19

Ben Carson

Doctor

44.59% (684 of 1534 votes)

30

20

Beto O'Rourke

Politician

63.64% (63 of 99 votes)

35

21

Elijah Cummings

U.S. Congressman

61.61% (69 of 112 votes)

25

22

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor

65.53% (540 of 824 votes)

27

23

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator

65.33% (520 of 796 votes)

18

24

John Kerry

U.S. Senator

67.57% (100 of 148 votes)

1

25

Henry Kissinger

U.S. Secretary of State

100% (1 of 1 votes)

19

26

Al Franken

Comedian

66.67% (90 of 135 votes)

79

27

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator

49.45% (358 of 724 votes)

81

28

Sarah Palin

Politician

49.35% (831 of 1684 votes)

13

29

Maxine Waters

U.S. Congressman

71.23% (156 of 219 votes)

86

30

Bob Dole

U.S. Senator

42.86% (6 of 14 votes)

20

31

Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Congressman

66.67% (6 of 9 votes)

84

31

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator

44.71% (828 of 1852 votes)

33

33

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator

62.50% (20 of 32 votes)

82

34

Mike Pence

U.S. Vice President

46.67% (14 of 30 votes)

43

35

Adam Schiff

U.S. Congressman

58.60% (896 of 1529 votes)

10

36

Gavin Newsom

U.S. Governor

73.89% (549 of 743 votes)

69

37

Walter Mondale

Politician

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

3

38

Julian Castro

Mayor

100% (5 of 5 votes)

51

39

Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

54.55% (6 of 11 votes)

52

40

Greg Abbott

U.S. Governor

54.26% (401 of 739 votes)

49

41

Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senator

54.88% (45 of 82 votes)

54

42

Mike Huckabee

U.S. Governor

53.82% (134 of 249 votes)

67

43

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator

50.0% (21 of 42 votes)

7

44

Newt Gingrich

U.S. Congressman

77.78% (91 of 117 votes)

31

45

Ilhan Omar

Politician

62.79% (562 of 895 votes)

71

46

Elizabeth Dole

U.S. Senator

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

53

47

Joseph Kennedy III

U.S. Congressman

53.88% (125 of 232 votes)

14

48

Sheila Jackson-Lee

U.S. Congressman

70.15% (47 of 67 votes)

96

49

Trey Gowdy

U.S. Congressman

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

50

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

79.61% (164 of 206 votes)

26

51

Ron Paul

Politician

65.45% (36 of 55 votes)

91

52

Allen West

Military Personnel

25.00% (3 of 12 votes)

80

53

Nikki Haley

U.S. Governor

49.35% (76 of 154 votes)

16

54

Joaquin Castro

Politician

68.75% (11 of 16 votes)

97

55

Andrew Young, Jr.

U.S. Congressman

0% (0 of 2 votes)

64

56

Harry Reid

U.S. Senator

51.28% (20 of 39 votes)

6

57

Adam Kinzinger

U.S. Congressman

78.58% (543 of 691 votes)

61

58

Donna Brazile

Politician

51.54% (67 of 130 votes)

95

59

Tim Scott

U.S. Senator

8.33% (2 of 24 votes)

4

60

Jim Clyburn

U.S. Congressman

86.21% (25 of 29 votes)

28

61

Robert Reich

Economist

65.22% (15 of 23 votes)

45

62

Jared Kushner

Financier

57.04% (162 of 284 votes)

56

63

Patrick J. Kennedy

U.S. Congressman

53.52% (114 of 213 votes)

12

64

Michael Bloomberg

Entrepreneur

71.43% (25 of 35 votes)

17

65

Rashida Tlaib

Politician

67.74% (84 of 124 votes)

24

66

Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator

65.80% (127 of 193 votes)

8

67

Tim Kaine

U.S. Senator

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

47

68

Joe Arpaio

Crime Fighter

55.56% (50 of 90 votes)

65

69

Joseph Lieberman

U.S. Senator

50.67% (38 of 75 votes)

92

70

Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator

24.14% (7 of 29 votes)

11

71

Jon Ossoff

U.S. Senator

73.81% (31 of 42 votes)

87

72

Barbara Boxer

U.S. Senator

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

77

73

Steve Scalise

U.S. Congressman

49.55% (55 of 111 votes)

78

74

Kevin McCarthy (Politician)

U.S. Congressman

49.50% (639 of 1291 votes)

93

75

Barry Goldwater

U.S. Senator

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

72

76

Howard Dean

Politician

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

58

77

Alan Keyes

Commentator

53.33% (8 of 15 votes)

55

78

Lindsey Graham

U.S. Senator

53.61% (52 of 97 votes)

98

79

Michael S. Steele

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

83

80

Scott Walker

U.S. Governor

46.15% (6 of 13 votes)

46

81

Paul Ryan

U.S. Congressman

56.25% (18 of 32 votes)

74

82

Donald Rumsfeld

Politician

50.0% (10 of 20 votes)

94

83

Rick Scott

U.S. Governor

9.09% (1 of 11 votes)

59

84

Rick Perry

U.S. Governor

53.33% (32 of 60 votes)

73

85

Dick Cheney

U.S. Vice President

50.0% (14 of 28 votes)

89

86

Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman

32.35% (11 of 34 votes)

9

87

Herman Cain

Entrepreneur

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

48

88

Leon Panetta

Politician

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

21

89

Michael Dukakis

U.S. Governor

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

60

90

Jeb Bush

U.S. Governor

52.63% (10 of 19 votes)

99

91

John Edwards

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

100

92

Jon Tester

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

93

Barbara Lee

U.S. Congressman

100% (31 of 31 votes)

44

94

Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Senator

57.14% (8 of 14 votes)

29

95

Dick Durbin

U.S. Senator

64.00% (16 of 25 votes)

88

96

Dan Quayle

U.S. Vice President

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

75

97

Deval Patrick

U.S. Governor

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

40

98

Claire McCaskill

U.S. Senator

60.0% (9 of 15 votes)

90

99

Joe Walsh (Politician)

U.S. Congressman

28.57% (2 of 7 votes)

76

100

Pat Roberts (Politician)

U.S. Senator

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)