Eleanor Roosevelt now favorite historical woman for $10 bill, poll finds

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt got 111,227 votes in the final round of the Women on 20s campaign to put a female historical figure on U.S. currency.
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Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is now the public's favorite to be the first woman on the $10 bill, according to a poll.

A new Marist poll found that, when the U.S. Department of the Treasury takes Alexander Hammilton off the $10 bill in 2020, 27 percent of people would support former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, more than any other option.

The idea of putting a female historical figure on U.S. currency gained major traction from Women on 20s, an online campaign that asked people to vote for which woman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The campaign got more than half a million votes.

Though abolitionist Harriet Tubman won the contest in May, Roosevelt came in second, followed by Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks and Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller.

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The Treasury announced in June that they would be putting a historical woman on U.S. currency, but that it would be the $10, not the $20. They are expected to announced which woman it will be later this year.

With Tubman and Roosevelt both winning in different polls, The Women on 20s campaign proposed a solution: Use both.

Which historical woman would you place on the $10? Let us know in the comments!