The official poll results are in for the 2015 TIME 100 Reader’s Poll!
The poll for the TIME 100 Reader’s Poll officially closed at April 10th at 11:59PM EST, and ended up in a tie of 6.9% between 2NE1 member CL and Russia’s president and politician Vladimir Putin, who quickly rose to the top of the poll.
Finally, TIME revealed the official poll results on April 13th local time, revealing that Vladimir Putin had been voted 1st in this year’s TIME 100 of most influential people in the world by readers, leaving CL in second place. What is most amazing is that only .05% separated the first top two placers.
Artists Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift followed behind in third through fifth place with 2.6%, 1.9%, and 1.8% respectively.
According to TIME, more than half the votes, or 57.38%, for this year’s Reader’s Poll were cast within the United States, with 5.54% and 4.55% cast in Canada and the United Kingdoms respectively.
The official TIME 100 results, which is specifically chosen by the publication’s editors, will be revealed on April 16th.