4/22: Making Change with the 50 Dollar Bill

A Republican congressman from North Carolina has proposed legislation that would replace the image of President Ulysses S. Grant on the fifty dollar bill with that of President Ronald Reagan. Do Americans want this change to occur?

Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald Reagan

Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald Reagan

Most do not.  79% think this suggestion is a bad idea while 12% say it’s a good one.  9% are unsure.

Reagan is the modern day hero of many Republicans, but even more than seven in ten members of the nation’s GOP — 71% — believe the switch is a bad idea.  83% of Democrats and 79% of independents agree.

Table: Reagan on the Fifty Dollar Bill

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