Some Career advice, Mr President

July 23, 2013, 4:09 PM GMT+0

We asked voters what jobs they think President Obama would be best suited to if he wasn't President: Democrats suggested a lawyer or professor, Republicans suggested an actor

President Obama has not always been President, nor has he always worked in politics. One of his first jobs was at 'Business International Corporation', after which he went on to become a community organizer in Chicago and then a lawyer and professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.

The latest YouGov research shows that out of a list of professional occupations, the public is most likely to think that President Obama is well suited to being a community organizer (36%), a lawyer (35%) and a professor (31%). The public thinks he is least suited to being an artist (2%), a military officer (4%) or a doctor (5%).

While former Presidents rarely run for office again once they retire, the later career paths diverge greatly. George W. Bush has retired to a quiet life on his ranch, occasionally giving speeches, while Bill Clinton has remained on the global stage, running a major international policy NGO and actively campaigning for Democratic candidates.

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