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Eleanor Roosevelt Is Top Contender for New $10 Bill, Poll Says

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    Eleanor Roosevelt is Americans' top choice for which woman should be featured on a redesigned $10 bill, a recent poll found.

    More than 1 in 4 Americans included in a recent McClatchy-Marist poll said they would like to see the famed first lady and diplomat on currency.

    Roosevelt was preferred by 27 percent of the 1,249 adults polled by phone last month. Harriet Tubman came in second, with 17 percent of votes, followed by Sacagawea with 13 percent, Amelia Earhart and Susan B. Anthony each with 11 percent, and Sandra Day O'Connor with 4 percent.

    The Obama Administration announced in June that a woman would be featured on a redesigned $10 bill that will be unveiled in 2020, the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.

    The public is asked to give the U.S. Treasury feedback at its New 10 website or by using #theNew10 on Twitter.

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to his announce his selection for the bill this year.