Popular Opinion Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With  

Mike Rothschild
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List Rules Vote up the famous politicians (and political candidates) you’d love to hang out and drink a few beers with if ever given the chance - living people only.

Which likable politicians would be fun to have a few drinks with? Many politicians market themselves as regular folks you'd want to sit down for a beer with. George W. Bush, for one, is thought to have won the 2004 election because of his "regular guy" appeal. An August, 2004 Zogy/Williams Identity Poll found that 57.3% of undecided voters would rather have had a beer with Bush over his opponent John Kerry - despite the fact that Bush didn't actually drink. This was around the time Kerry was doing well in polls, and it might have caused a resurgence in Bush's popularity.

But when it comes right down to it, who are the politicians you like who you'd *actually* want to hang out with over a few oat sodas, as opposed to the ones who just want to make you think that because it might get you to pick them? Maybe you'd like to talk P90X with Paul Ryan, or get a front row seat for all manner of Joe Biden shenanigans?

In the spirit of Ranker's lists of both famous men and famous women you'd want to grab a beer with, here's a list of current political figures who'd probably be fun to knock back a few adult beverages with. Vote up the ones who you think you'd have a good time with, vote down the ones who'd bore you to death, or even worse, try to convince you to vote for them!
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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more
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1,868 1,420
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest ...more
3
1,015 565
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hank Fisk added Thal, Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more
4
1,376 1,911
Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, New York, United States of America
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional ...more
5
903 627
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added Mvezo, South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more
6
1,685 1,798
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hope, Arkansas, USA
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more
7
1,928 2,177
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more
8
1,510 1,650
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he ...more
9
924 1,117
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
vanessa-williams added Plains, Georgia, USA
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more
10
1,232 1,332
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Milton, Massachusetts, USA
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the ...more
11
1,471 1,754
Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul is an American physician, author, and former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the ...more
12
933 1,602
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Washington, D.C., USA
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more
13
506 674
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy ...more
14
889 1,984
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of ...more
15
968 1,476
Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican ...more
16
978 1,912
Nigel Farage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
j-d-foster added Herne, United Kingdom
Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party since 2010, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999 he has been a Member of the ...more
17
793 875
Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Ryan Davis added Ottawa, Canada
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since ...more
18
1,463 1,645
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jaro-lom added Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and ...more
19
691 1,258
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, New York, United States of America
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more
20
302 839
Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
SreejithKGThiruvanchoor added Vadnagar, India
Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 ...more
21
203 693
José Mujica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jonathan-guerra added Montevideo, Uruguay
José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano is a Uruguayan politician who was President of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015. A former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros, he was ...more
22
1,089 1,068
John McCain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Coco Solo
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more
23
376 573
Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
voting closed at #23 datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Texarkana, Texas, United States of America
Ross Perot was a popular third-party candidate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. 
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653 962
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice ...more
25
613 1,170
Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Marco Antonio Rubio is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of ...more