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Aaron Rodgers: Only Abraham Lincoln And Jesus More Popular, Wisconsin Poll Says

Aaron Rodgers Wisconsin Poll

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/20/11 12:15 PM ET Updated: 11/20/11 06:36 PM ET

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may be well on his way to becoming the most popular person in the history of Wisconsin. That is, if he can just beat Jesus Christ and Abraham Lincoln.

According to a recent opinion survey by Public Policy Polling, a whopping 89 percent of Wisconsin voters have a favorable view of Rodgers. with only Abraham Lincoln (91 percent) and Jesus (90 percent) surpassing him in favorability.

Among Wisconsin residents, Rodgers bested a group that includes famous Americans and global peacemakers like George Washington (86 percent), Mother Teresa (83), Martin Luther King, Jr. (74), Santa Claus (67), Gandhi (64), Nelson Mandela (64) and Steve Jobs (62), according to Yahoo Sports.

Those polled were also asked to rate their opinions of themselves. According to the poll results, one of the few people that a respondent was likely to few more favorably than Rodgers was his or herself.

Rodgers' initial numbers were gathered a few weeks ago, while the newest figures to be analyzed were polled separately. The newest poll was done in response to those initial numbers.

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