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Poll-itics: Hillary Clinton, Pres. Obama Most Admired Woman, Most Admired Man living in any part of the world... again


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Via Gallup (I know, I know):

Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman each of the last 11 years, and Obama has been the Most Admired Man five years in a row.

Don't even get me started on the other results. Seriously, Condi Rice? Willard Romney? John McCain? Sarah Palin? George W. Bush?? All of them managed to get mentioned in the same sentence as the words "most admired"? Kill me now.

Much more at the link.


Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Again Top Most Admired List


No one else is even close.

These results are based on a Dec. 15-18 USA Today/Gallup poll. In 1946, Gallup first asked Americans to name, without prompting, the person they most admire living in any part of the world. Since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name separately the Most Admired Man and Most Admired Woman, and has done so each year except in 1967 (when only Most Admired Man was asked) and 1976.

The Most Admired typically hail from the worlds of government, religion, business, entertainment, or humanitarian causes. Of the top 10 Most Admired men, four are government leaders (Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Newt Gingrich), three are business leaders (Buffett, Donald Trump, and Bill Gates), and three are religious leaders (Graham, Pope Benedict, and Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

In the email alert, they say that Hillary has been the Most Admired Woman a total of 16 times, more than any other woman in Gallup history. Suck on that, Republicans.

Of the top 10 Most Admired women, eight are from government roles and two are from television (Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres).

One change in the list of Most Admired women is seen in Palin's fall from second place each of the last three years to fourth place this year. Minnesota Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is the only first-time entrant among the top 10 women this year.


President Obama is still USA's most-admired man


You've got to admit that ranking Beck over the Dalai Lama says something about our country.

WASHINGTON — His party may have suffered a shellacking in November's elections, but President Obama remains the unchallenged champion on another front: For the third year in a row, he is by far the most admired man in America.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues an even longer run, ranked in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as the most admired woman for the ninth straight year. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is second, as she was in 2009.

Despite Americans' unhappiness with the nation's politics, politicians dominate both lists. The top 10 men include not only the president but also the three living former presidents. Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton take the top three spots.


"It's all about power," says Richard Slotkin, professor emeritus of American studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. "When we think of importance, we think politically, that's really clear — with religion a close second, though Bill Gates beats out Pope Benedict. It's almost like a register of power."