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Poll finds very few Americans would want to be President of the United States

According to a new study, having the job title “Leader of the Free World” is not something that interests many Americans, even if they only held the office for a 24-hour period.

The poll conducted by YouGov took place ahead of President’s day, and the sentiments occur despite the fact that having the role of president is a significant one.

“Being the ‘Leader of the Free World’ is not a job that interests many Americans, though those who want the post are confident that they would perform better than the average U.S. president,” reported YouGov, which is a national pollster.

“Ahead of President’s Day, YouGov asked Americans how interested they would be in serving as President of the United States for a day. Most (55%) say they are not very interested or not at all interested in such a role, with Democrats and Republicans equally likely to express disinterest,” the survey analysis reported.

Indeed, 55 percent of both Republicans and Democrats would apparently turn down the job in the White House, as 47 percent of men and 63 percent of women said the same.

Additionally, 43 percent of the respondents in general said they would most likely do a better job in comparison to the performance of the average United States president throughout the history of the country.

Not only would the majority of Americans skip out on the job as commander-in-chief, many would also opt out of other positions as well. When questioned whether they would prefer to be the U.S. president, the Supreme Court chief justice, or the Speaker of the House, 31 percent of Americans responded that none of the positions were of interest to them. 

ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: USSC.EDU.AU

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