Poll Reveals Donald Sterling Is the Most Hated Man in the United States

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2014

USA Today

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks have landed him the title of the most hated man in the United States, according to results from an E-Poll Market Research survey released Thursday.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver handed Sterling a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for his comments, and the Clippers owner may soon sell the team to the highest bidder. The commissioner received a lot of praise from the public for handing down such a severe punishment, and now this poll shows how America really feels about Sterling.

The poll results, passed along by ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, show 92 percent of the people who know about Sterling dislike him—including 97 percent of males between the ages of 13-24. The poll included "1,100 people between 13-49 whose demographics were representative of the U.S. population."

Notable sports figures had already voiced their displeasure, but the voice of the common people had yet to be officially heard.

Here's a list of the most hated men in the United States:

Most Hated Men in the United States
RankNamePercent
1Donald Sterling92
2Bernie Madoff90
T-3O.J. Simpson88
T-3Conrad Murray88
5Justin Bieber86
6Phil Spector83
7Aaron Hernandez81
8Michael Lohan76
9Eliot Spitzer73
10Jon Gosselin71
E-Poll Market Research via ESPN.com's Darren Rovell