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Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

28 December 2017, 12:38 | Lorenzo Hawkins

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Former president Barack Obama and former candidate Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the USA, according to the Gallup poll.

Read their full exchange. This is Clinton's 16th year in a row and Obama's tenth year in a row.

The failed presidential candidate has received the distinction 22 times - more than any other person.


Following Michelle Obama in the top 10 for women were Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth, Condoleeza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Kate Middleton, and Beyonce. To no surprise, there was a wide partisan split, with 35 percent of Republicans saying Trump was most admired man of the year, and 39 percent of Democrats picking Obama.

For men, former president Dwight Eisenhower holds the highest number of wins with 12 distinctions. That's according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Gallup has published the most admired man and woman list every year except for one since 1946.


Others receiving votes as most admired man this year include Pope Francis, Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Dalai Lama.

Taking the top slot for women was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with 9 percent.

Eleanor Roosevelt is a distant second, getting 13 most honorable mentions in the poll. "She managed to win this year because she remains arguably more prominent than other contenders". "However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over".


At the same time, second-place finisher Trump's favorable rating was down to 41% of respondents in the Gallup poll, and he has continued to earn the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in the job since the beginning of modern polling.



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