Obama, Clinton top most admired polls

Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM   |   0 comments

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PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Barack Obama is the most admired man among Americans while Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman, a Gallup poll indicated.

This was the sixth consecutive win for Obama, who took 16 percent of the vote, and the 12th straight year for Clinton, who took 15 percent, Gallup reported.

Following Obama on the list of most admired men was George W. Bush with 4 percent, Pope Francis, who also received 4 percent of the vote, and Bill Clinton, who received 2 percent of the vote.

Gallup said 7 percent of respondents named Nelson Mandela as the most admired man; however, because pollsters specifically ask about a living man or woman, deceased figures do not make the official list.

Oprah Winfrey followed Hillary Clinton in the most admired woman poll with 6 percent. Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin were third and fourth on the list, both with 5 percent.

This was Clinton's 18th time at the top of the list, but the first time she hasn't held an official government role during the poll.

Gallup questioned 1,031 adults nationwide Dec. 5-8. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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