ZP beats Beckham in popularity stakes

15th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2004, MADRID – Prime minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is the most popular Spaniard, according to a poll by Gallup published Wednesday.

15 September 2004

MADRID – Prime minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is the most popular Spaniard, according to a poll by Gallup published Wednesday.

The Socialist prime minister beat Real Madrid and England footballer David Beckham, who came seventh place in the rankings.

Zapatero, whose nickname is ZP, won 16.8 percent of votes, while Beckham got only 2.2 percent.

Embarrassingly, perhaps, for the footballer, he was beaten in the popularity stakes by former prime minister Jose Maria Aznar.

In second place, came the popular singer Isabel Pantoja, who collected 7 percent of votes.

In third and fourth place were Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, who got 6.3 percent and 5.8 percent of votes respectively.

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas was eighth most popular person, with 1.8 percent of votes.

However, 1.6 percent of those asked said they could not think of anyone to vote for.

Over 14 percent did not answer the question.

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