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66 Percent in US View Alexander Hamilton Favorably

66 Percent in US View Alexander Hamilton Favorably

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:35 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Sixty-six percent of American adults have a favorable opinion of Alexander Hamilton.

Interest in the nation’s first treasury secretary soared recently thanks to the Broadway hit, "Hamilton".

That show debuted in 2015 and has been sold out ever since.

However, even with a Broadway hit to boost his image, Hamilton still trails his old rival Thomas Jefferson in the court of public opinion. Eighty-two percent of Americans today have a favorable opinion of the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States.

More than 220 years ago, the bitter rivalry between Hamilton and Jefferson paved the way for the first political parties in the United States. They frequently clashed over issues of state finance and the powers of the federal government. Eventually, then-Secretary of State Jefferson resigned from President George Washington’s cabinet rather than continuing to work with Hamilton.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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