Julian Assange: Readers’ Choice for TIME’s Person of the Year 2010

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The man behind WikiLeaks has won the most votes in this year’s Person of the Year poll.

Readers voted a total of 1,249,425 times, and the favorite was clear. Julian Assange raked in 382,020 votes, giving him an easy first place. He was 148,383 votes over the silver medalist, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey.

(See the top 10 everything of 2010.)

But Assange wasn’t the winner in all aspects — Lady Gaga trounced him on Facebook, receiving 65,417 “likes” on Facebook to Assange’s 45,643. See the top 10 readers’ choices below, and view the full poll here.

  1. Julian Assange
  2. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
  5. Glenn Beck
  6. Barack Obama
  7. Steve Jobs
  8. The Chilean Miners
  9. The Unemployed American
  10. Mark Zuckerberg

(See TIME’s exclusive interview with Julian Assange.)

Will Assange be named Person of the Year? The editors of TIME will unveil their choice on the TODAY show, Wednesday morning on NBC.

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