If you could ask a U.S. president to your Independence Day get together — past or present — who would it be?
Two presidents Americans most want to party with on the Fourth are Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, reports Terence Cullen of the NY Daily News.
A new Harris poll found that 28% of Americans said they would ask former Democratic President Clinton to their backyard for Friday’s festivities. Coming in second is former Republican President Ronald Reagan, with 22% of respondents saying they would welcome the late Republican to the party.
Clinton, a vegan since 2010, might even indulge in a deviled egg or two, since he admitted last year that he occasionally cheats on his no-animal-product diet.
Reagan — who died in 2004 — and Clinton received the most votes from their particular parties, and nearly split the vote among Independents.
President Barack Obama received 16% of the vote, coming in third, followed by his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, with only 12% saying he would get an invite.
Twenty-nine percent voted W. most likely jump in the pool fully clothed.
As for the Founding Fathers, a majority voted Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson edged out his presidential predecessor — and historic opponent — John Adams, by 27 points.
Jefferson was most popular with Republicans, receiving 40% of the vote while Franklin’s popularity was equal among Republicans, Democrats and Independents, each giving him 33%.