February 25, 2000
House Speaker Is No Match for Leonardo DiCaprio Among CUNY and SUNY Students
Dennis Hastert might have fans in Congress but when it comes to his popular appeal, he is hardly a Leonardo DiCaprio.
Which might explain why a recent poll found that fewer than a fifth of City University of New York students could identify Mr. Hastert as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, on a list of multiple-choice questions.
By contrast, about 85 percent knew that Mr. DiCaprio was the star of the movie Titanic.