Springsteen Favoured to Write New US Anthem: Poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Twenty-two per cent of Americans think veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen should compose a new United States (US) national anthem to replace The Star-Spangled Banner, suggests an online poll released on Monday.

That’s more than the 19 per cent who think country legend Dolly Parton is up to the task, or the 18 per cent who favour soulman Stevie Wonder, according to the poll for the CBS current affairs show 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair magazine.

Eleven per cent named venerable singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, 10 per cent favour movie soundtrack composer John Williams, 8 per cent voted for rapper Jay-Z and 5 percent named pop diva Madonna.

Pollsters telephoned a random sample of 1,026 adults nationwide between April 27 and 30 for the poll, which had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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