Who do you think is the historical figure that best represents Argentina?As Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky says, "Maradona is an organic representative of the less favoured classes of the Argentinean people," the only elite fútbol player "who dared to organize an international union of players," earning "the perennial hatred of the gang of highwaymen who lead football internationally. . . . To many the world over, and of course in Argentina, atheists included like me, this boy-man is one of the few serious arguments that might prove that God exists" (Marxmail 30 Mar. 2005).
José de San Martín 42.8% Juan Domingo Perón 27.6% Jorge Luis Borges 26.0% Domingo Sarmiento 21.6% Carlos Gardel 20.7% Eva Perón 20.2% Manuel Belgrano 12.7%
Who do you think is the living person who best represents Argentina?
Diego Armando Maradona 51.0% Néstor Kirchner 30.8% Emanuel Ginóbili 21.1%
Source: Centro de Estudios de la Opinión Pública (CEOP)
Methodology: Interviews to 1,211 Argentine adults, conducted from Mar. 1 to Mar. 15, 2005. No margin of error was provided.
(Angus Reid Consultants, "San Martín, Maradona Are Heroes in Argentina," 1 Apr. 2005)
Friday, April 01, 2005
Maradona: the Living Person Who Best Represents Argentina
In the latest poll, Diego Armando Maradona, a revolutionary who loves Cuba and Venezuela, is "the living person who best represents Argentina," even more popular than José de San Martín, "the historical figure that best represents Argentina"!