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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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division - 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

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Eastern United States, New Haven, New England - 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

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hope, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area, Arkansas - 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

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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
vanessa-williams added Plains, Georgia, United States of America - 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

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
qfxgjbpe added 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

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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Green Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America - 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

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America - 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

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751 1,236
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Washington, D.C., United States of America - 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

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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Nigel Farage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
j-d-foster added Downe, London, England - 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

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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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José Mujica is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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1,220 1,311
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jaro-lom added Northwestern Federal District, Eurasia, 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

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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

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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Texarkana, Texas, USA - Ross Perot was a popular third-party candidate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. 

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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America - Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Before his presidential bid, he ...more

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added England, London - David Cameron is a Conservative politician and sitting Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hope, Arkansas, United States of America - Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, ...more

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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Area code 786, Miami-Dade County, Florida - 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

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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. Born in Newark in ...more

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Aurora, Colorado, United States of America - John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

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Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bamberg, South Carolina, USA - Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972) is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South ...more

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Jerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California - Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 39th Governor of California since 2011, having previously ...more

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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Prague, Europe, Czech Republic - Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Sylvan Ransom added Canada, Alberta, Division No. 6 - Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from ...more

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America -

Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic politician and current United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts.

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Washington, D.C., United States of America - Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was ...more

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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division -

Rudy Giuliani is a Republican politician, best known for serving as the mayor of New York City during the September 11 attacks.

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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Memphis, Tennessee, USA - Herman Cain is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential ...more

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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Wisconsin, United States, with Territories - Paul Davis Ryan Jr. (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015. He was the Republican Party nominee ...more

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Winsted, Connecticut, United States of America - Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more

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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
UnrightKhan added Hamburg, Germany - Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior ...more

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Jindal was born in ...more

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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area, North Dakota - Gary Johnson is a Libertarian politician who served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico. He was the LP's nominee in 2012, and is again in 2016.

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Dennis Kucinich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America - Dennis John Kucinich is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 ...more

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Kirsten Gillibrand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Albany, New York, USA - Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York, in office since 2009. Previously, she served in the United States House of ...more

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Bob Dole is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Russell, Kansas, United States of America - Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the ...more

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Tim Kaine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to ...more

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Tammy Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Madison, Wisconsin, USA -

Tammy Baldwin is a sitting Democratic United States Senator from Wisconsin, and the first U.S. Senator to come out as lesbian.