This is according to research undertaken by PRS for Music, the organisation that collects royalties on behalf of composers and songwriters.
While Obama topped the list, UK Prime Miinister Gordon Brown was the least popular choice polling with just two per cent of the votes.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the second most popular choice of politician was "none- I’d rather be alone".
London Mayor Boris Johnson proved to be the second most popular politician and Conservative Party leader David Cameron, came in fourth place, marginally beating Gordon Brown. Two thousand people took part in the poll.
Results gained from the same survey also revealed the British public’s top ten songs they would chose to take with them to a desert island.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
2. Angels – Robbie Williams
3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
4. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
5. Dancing Queen – ABBA
6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
7. Suspicious Minds – Elvis
8. Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
9. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
10. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
None – I’d Rather Be Alone