Clinton has been the most admired woman for the last 10 years and Obama has been the most admired man for four years straight, results of the Gallup-USA Today survey indicated.
After Clinton, daytime television diva Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama, 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice completed the top five most admired women.
Rounding out the five most admired men were former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, evangelist Billy Graham and billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,019 adults conducted Dec. 15-18. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.