A new poll has found that President Barack Obama's popularity as a hero overwhelms that of Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa.

The Christian Post reports that the Harris Poll was conducted on 2,634 U.S. adults from January 12-19, 2009, just ahead of President Obama's inauguration. In the poll, adults (aged 18+) named Obama as the person they admire enough to call their hero. The poll did not provide a list for those surveyed to pick from or choose between.

The complete top ten list of people Americans admired and would call their hero is as follows:
1. Barack Obama
2. Jesus Christ
3. Martin Luther King
4. Ronald Reagan
5. George W. Bush
6. Abraham Lincoln
7. John McCain
8. John F. Kennedy
9. Chesley Sullenberger
10. Mother Teresa
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