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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- 1Thal, AustriaArnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an... more
- 2New Haven, ConnecticutGeorge Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as... more
- 3Honolulu, HawaiiBarack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as... more
- 4Mvezo, South AfricaNelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was... more
- 5Hope, ArkansasWilliam Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American... more
- 6Panama Canal Zone, PanamaJohn Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and... more
- 7Bamberg, South CarolinaNimrata Haley (née Randhawa, January 20, 1972), known as Nikki Haley, is an American diplomat... more
- 8Scranton, PennsylvaniaJoseph Robinette Biden Jr. (; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as... more
- 9Canada, OntarioJustin Pierre James Trudeau (; French: [ʒystɛ̃ tʁydo]; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian... more
- 10Americus, GA Micropolitan Statistical AreaJames Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who... more
- 11El Paso, TexasRobert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (; born September 26, 1972) is an American politician who... more
- 12Eastern United States, MiltonGeorge Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and... more
- 13DVD Region 4, OceaniaTulsi Gabbard (; born April 12, 1981) is an American politician and military combat veteran... more
- 14New York City, USABernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the... more
- 15Hamburg, GermanyAngela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a... more
- 16Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality,... more
- 17Green Tree, PennsylvaniaRonald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired... more
- 18Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic politician and current United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts.
- 19Bangkok, ThailandLadda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician and former U.S. Army... more
- 20Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more
- 21Porbandar, IndiaMohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,... more
- 22Fürth, GermanyHenry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an... more
- 23Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American... more
Madeleine AlbrightPrague, Czech Republic
- 24Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the... more
Kamala HarrisCalifornia, Contiguous United States
- 25New York City, New YorkAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American activist, community organizer,... more