President Barack Obama topped the annual list of the men Americans most admire, while Hillary Clinton was named the country’s most admired woman for the 15th year in a row, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week.
In a Gallup poll asking Americans to name the person they most admire in the world, President Barack Obama topped the list of the men Americans most admire, while Hillary Clinton was named the country’s most admired woman for the 15th year in a row.
According to the survey, 22 percent of respondents picked the outgoing president. In second place was his successor, Donald Trump, favored by 15 percent. Others in the top 10 included Pope Francis in third place and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in fourth, followed by the Rev. Billy Graham in fifth. Bill Clinton tied for sixth place with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Dalai Lama and Bill Gates, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence came in 10th.
Asked to name the woman they most admire, 12 percent of Americans polled by Gallup chose Hillary Clinton, who has come in first in the poll 21 times, a record. First lady Michelle Obama came in second, at 8 percent.
Others in the top 10 included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Elizabeth, human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took last place.