Poll: Sarah Palin is Person of the Year, George W. Bush is Person of the Decade

Former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the Person of the Year for 2010, and former President George W. Bush is the Person of the Decade, according to a recent Zogby International survey.

Palin garners a 21 percent response with President Barack Obama claiming 16 percent for person of the year, and Glenn Beck tied with Julian Assange with 13 percent. None of the other seven people listed in the survey — Gen. David Petraeus, Mark Zukerberg, Hillary Clinton, Conan O'Brien, Steve Jobs, LeBron James and Robert Gates — pulled in more than 6 percent.

Democrats mostly choose President Obama (33 percent) and Assange (19 percent), while Republicans go for Palin (39 percent) and Beck (25 percent), and independents split their votes between Palin (17 percent), Beck (16 percent) and Assange (15 percent). Obama only pulled 8 percent of the Independent vote.

The top news story of 2010 was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the top news story of the decade was the terrorism attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, according to the survey.

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