Jeremy Hunt just came top of a list of the most unintelligent British politicians

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Tuesday 24 May 2016 11:40
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I think we agree, the past is over.

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful - and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people - and neither do we.

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

Yes, those are all actual quotes by George W Bush, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that he's just come bottom of a list of intelligent politicians.

Members of the public were asked if the most talked out public figures on YouGov.com were above, below or of average intelligence.

Among those scoring best were Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher and (somehow) Boris Johnson. Scoring worst alongside "Dubya" were Republican candidate Donald Trump, Ukip leader Nigel Farage and health secretary Jeremy Hunt - who was perceived to be the least intelligent British public figure.

Here's the list in full with "perceived intelligence score":

1. Barack Obama 77.5

2. Margaret Thatcher 75.7

3. Hillary Clinton 71.9

4. William Hague 70.7

5. Boris Johnson 69.0

6. Sadiq Khan 67.9

7. Gordon Brown 66.2

8. John Major 66.1

9. Vince Cable 66.1

10. Tony Blair 65.6

11. Julian Assange 65.5

12. Iain Duncan Smith 65.4

13. Nicola Sturgeon 65.3

14. Theresa May 64.8

15. Harriet Harman 64.7

16. David Cameron 63.2

17. Vladimir Putin 63.0

18. Andy Burnham 62.5

19. George Osborne 62.3

20. Yvette Cooper 61.8

21. Michael Gove 61.7

22. Nick Clegg 61.0

23. Ed Miliband 60.5

24. Jeremy Corbyn 60.5

25. Alex Salmond 59.7

26. Ed Balls 57.2

27. Nigel Farage 56.7

28. Jeremy Hunt 53.7

29. Donald Trump 45.1

30. George W Bush 44.8

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