By Judy Kurtz
Seventy-five percent of 60 to 65-year-olds and 60 percent of centenarians declared the “Hot in Cleveland” actress their number-one pick. Entertainers Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep rounded out the top five desired dinner guests for both age groups.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who’s currently at the center of 2016 presidential buzz, also finished ahead of Obama. Sixty-two percent of those polled between ages 60 and 65 would choose to nosh with the 65-year-old former first lady, along with 52 percent of those 100 or older.
Another White House resident also beats the president in the eighth-annual poll — more respondents indicated they would like to invite Michelle Obama to their meal, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The president, 51, doesn’t appear in the survey until the No. 9 slot. Fifty-nine percent of 60 to 65-year-olds selected Obama, and just 53 percent of centenarians.
While he didn’t invite her over for dinner, Obama apparently agrees with White as an ideal guest. The veteran performer visited the White House and took a photo with Obama in the Oval Office last summer.
United Healthcare polled 100 centenarians and 300 baby boomers for the survey.
It’s not all bad news for the commander in chief though — he came in way ahead of some pop stars and tabloid sensations. A mere nine percent of centenarians surveyed said baby-faced singer Justin Bieber would be welcomed for supper. Beyonce Knowles and Kim Kardashian didn’t fare much better, with just four percent and three percent of the vote respectively.