Eleanor Roosevelt is Americans’ top choice for which women should appear on the upcoming redesigned $10 bill, according to a new poll.
About one in three Americans (29%) say the women’s rights advocate and longest-serving First Lady in U.S. history should grace the bill, the McClatchy-Marist poll found. That puts her ahead of Harriet Tubman, who is in second place with 20%, as well as Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart and Susan B. Anthony, who each received 11%. Sandra Day O’Connor, the country’s first female Supreme Court justice, received 4%.
The Obama Administration announced in June that a woman would appear on a new, redesigned version of the $10 bill, to be unveiled in 2020. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, whose department led a campaign calling for suggestions (the sole criteria: the women can’t be alive today), is expected to decide later this year. Some $10 bills will continue to show Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary who currently graces it.
Among black respondents, Tubman was the top choice, with 47% saying the abolitionist should appear on the bill.
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