By Judy Kurtz - 06/11/12 11:50 PM EDT
A new poll shows folks would rather invite Betty White over for a meal than President Obama — and apparently, even POTUS feels the same way!
According to a source, the bubbly senior got some face-time with Obama on Monday and went on a tour of the White House, despite beating him in a recent popularity poll.
For the third year in a row, some of America’s 100-year-old residents say they would rather dine with the 90-year-old “Off Their Rockers” host and “Hot in Cleveland” star than with the commander in chief.
For its annual “100@100” poll, United Healthcare asked 100 centenarians and 300 baby boomers whom they’d like to have over for a family dinner from a potential guest list of 14 famous people. Both the seniors and the 50-somethings agree that White’s their gal. The funnywoman topped the poll, with 65 percent of centenarians and 78 percent of baby boomers choosing the Hollywood vet.
After TV’s “Golden Girl,” Obama and former President George W. Bush tied for second place, with 56 percent each, as the most popular dinner-guest pick among the century-old set.
The current and past president both fared better than some other political figures. Fewer than 1 in 3 of those polled cared to share a meal with ex-Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Only 35 percent of both groups chose Mitt Romney as their tablemate.