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Voters choose Harrison Ford to helm US in an entertaining poll

MUMBAI: With Barack Obama edging out Mitt Romney to become the US president for the second time, a survey commissioned by The Credits, a website sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, asked voters which Hollywood president would they have voted for instead of Obama or Romney.
 
Harrison Ford‘s tough Air Force One Commander in Chief James Marshall came out on top with 23 per cent of the votes. Coming behind was Morgan Freeman as President Beck in Deep Impact. Bill Pullman‘s act of President Whitmore from Independence Day came in third with nine percent.
 
Though female candidates were put on the ballot, they didn‘t fare well. They took the last three places. They were Cherry Jones (Fox‘s 24), Geena Davis (ABC‘s Commander in Chief) and Mary McDonnell in SyFy‘s Battlestar Gallactica.


The survey also opened up the voting to any actor, not just those who had played a president. In this, Denzel Washington came on top followed by Morgan Freeman and a two-way tie for third place between Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford. While both Eastwood and Ford were favoured by Romney supporters, the women heavily favoured Washington.
 
There was also a question about which fictional character would best lead the country during a zombie apocalypse.
 
Potential voters believed Samuel L. Jackson‘s experience in exterminating serpents in Snakes on a Plane would help him to deliver the nation from an undead plague. Milla Jovovich‘s character from the Resident Evil franchise came in at No. 2, while Tom Cruise‘s character from War of the Worlds rounded out the top three slots.

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