Don’t go crazy. It’s not really a ranking, just a list in order of the most frequent replies when people were asked to name a hero. Dubya’s ahead of God, for pete’s sake.
Besides, The One’s magical powers are at least arguably as impressive as Christ’s. Can Jesus make $800 billion appear out of thin air?
The correct choice, of course, is Lincoln, but I suspect there are just enough southerners still holding a grudge 150 years later to forever keep him from his rightful place. Follow the link (note: PDF) for more data; you’ll get a kick out of seeing who’s fallen the farthest since 2001. Exit question one: Any reason to think the top of the list would be different in Canada? Exit question two: Oprah’s ahead of Patton? What?