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Poll finds Eleanor Roosevelt is the leading choice to grace the $10 bill

By WITW Staff on August 5, 2015

Move over ubiquitous 2016 polls. A new Marist poll released on Wednesday shows that late first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is the favorite to become the new face of the $10 bill. Roosevelt, the wife of late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, holds a commanding lead with 27 percent of respondents saying she’s their preferred choice to appear on the ten-spot. That’s good enough for a 10 percentage point lead over her closest competitor. In June, the U.S. Treasury announced plans to give the $10 bill a facelift, which is the culmination of campaign launched by Treasurer Rosie Rios. Behind Roosevelt, the race is tight, with four famous women all packed between 17 percent and 11 percent.

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