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'Most hated person': Octomom Nadya Suleman near top of poll

August 11, 2011 |  7:40 am

Nadya Suleman outside her home last summer.

"Octomom" Nayda Suleman, who has been struggling to make ends meet since she gave birth to eight children two years ago in Bellflower, was ranked near the top in the new poll "The Most Hated Person in America."

The survey was conducted by E-Poll Market Research, a California-based research company. According to the firm, it polled 1,100 people older than 30, asking their opinions about various celebrities and people in the news.

Suleman has been in the news, largely due to her struggles to support her 14 children. Several times, she's come close to having her La Habra home foreclosed on. And earlier this month, it was announced she'd appear in a boxing match.

In interviews over the last two year, Suleman has often talked about the negative public reaction to her case.

Last year, she said she'd trying to ignore the critics and work to support her family.

"I've been through more in the past year than most people go through in a lifetime. I've been sued, harassed, abused, but I've held my own," she told People. "I think about others now and not so much about myself. I spend more time thinking about paying bills, paying my mortgage and paying attention."

The poll placed Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of killing her young child, Caylee, as the "most hated" person in America.

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Photo: Nadya Suleman outside her home last summer. Credit: Associated Press

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