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The New 10: Eleanor Roosevelt leads survey as the new face for $10 bill

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August 12
1:31 AM 2015

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is the preferred by a majority of Americans to be featured in the $10 bill, expected to be circulating in the year 2020, according to a recent survey done by The Marist Poll. 

Eleanor Roosevelt leads the vote with 27%. Second in the rank is Harriet Tubman with 17%. Sacagawea is in third with 13%. Amelia Earhart and Susan B. Anthony went along with 11% and Sandra Day O'Connor gets 4% of votes.

Back in June, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced the redesigning of the $10 bill to feature a notable woman in history. The selection will be announced this year. The new design will focus on its theme, 'democracy'.

It will be circulated by the year 2020, the exact 100thanniversary of the nineteenth amendment in which women were given the right to vote and take active part in the democratic government, according to the U.S Department of the Treasury official website.

The Secretary will pick a woman who has been an icon for democracy in the United States and has a significant impact in the public. The law requires the personality to be featured on banknotes should be deceased.

The survey had asked 1,249 adults via a live interview on phone calls, "Which one of the following women do you think should be on the ten dollar bill?" It was conducted by The Marist Poll from July 22nd to July 28th sponsored by McClatchy News Service.

Landline numbers were randomly chosen based on telephone conversations with ASDE Survey Sampler, Inc. in every region of the states.

U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios clarified that the redesigning of the new $10 bill will prevent counterfeit threats incorporating advanced technology security features. It also manifests the history of America commemorating its past era.

With the hashtag 'TheNew10', Lew is encouraging the public to express their feedback and suggestions.

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