Ireland's Taoiseach is ranked as the 21st 'most famous' politician among people in Great Britain
A new poll has found that only 26 percent of people in Great Britain know who Ireland's Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, is.
Nearly 100 percent have heard of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel round out the top three with 95 percent and 90 percent, respectively.
Further down the list is Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, of Ireland with only 26 percent of those polled knowing who he is.
Statista points out that this is particularly surprising as the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was one the main sticking points of the lengthy Brexit negotiations, which have yet to be settled.
YouGov found that British people have ranked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as the 19th most popular foreign politician and the 21st most famous. Varadkar is described by fans in Great Britain as “knowledgeable, confident, commanding, empathetic and humorous.”
Varadkar was elected as Taoiseach of Ireland in June 2017 at only 38 years old, making him the youngest Taoiseach ever. He is also the first openly gay Taoiseach, as well as the first Taoiseach of Indian descent.
Check out the full results in this infographic from Statista here:
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