Update with Friday's results:
Lincoln is still the leader by a wide margin with FDR taking
control of second place. Washington and Jefferson are trailing
Marilyn Reback is the senior copy editor for The Numismatist,
but she also doubles as the person in charge of the Kids Zone at
the National Money Show and World's Fair of Money.
This being an election year and all, Marilyn had the idea to let
kids vote for their favorite president who appears on U.S. coins.
The ballot for the kids attending the Dallas National Money Show
includes George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt
and Abraham Lincoln.
Well, Marilyn just brought over the exit polls, and so far
Honest Abe is trouncing the competition. Jefferson and FDR are
running neck-and-neck for a distant second, and George Washington
isn't getting much love at all.
The last time this vote
was run in Philadelphia at the World's Fair of Money, Lincoln
edged out Washington by 39.3 percent to Washington's 36.1. But from
the looks of the early exit numbers, Washington is going to need a
major effort to vault out of last place and back into competition.
Maybe he can promise each voter a cherry tree of their own to cut
Voting in the Kids Zone is open through Saturday, and we'll
bring you daily results here on The Exchange.
But hey, why should the kids have all the fun? Who would you
vote for in this race? Hit the comments and let us know.