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Gallup Poll Names Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Most Admired People Again

Gallup Poll Names Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Most Admired People Again

"Gallup has asked the most admired man question 71 times since 1946 - all but in 1976", the organization said.

In what will also surely be a blow to Trump's notoriously thick skin and modest ego, to say nothing of whomever at Vanity Fair thought this video was a good idea, poll respondents chose Hillary Clinton as the Most Admired Woman for the 16th year in a row. Clinton narrowly topped Michelle Obama 9 to 7 percent.

Obama edged out President Donald Trump 17 to 14 percent, marking the second year in a row Obama beat Trump for the distinction.

A Gallup spokeswoman said in a statement that it has historically based the rank-order list on the number of total responses for each choice, regardless of statistical significance or how close the picks are.

"Trump's unpopularity is holding him back from winning the most admired distinction", Gallup's Jeffrey Jones wrote.

Gallup's poll of 1,049 United States adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner.

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Gallup, however, offered that Clinton's time at the top of the "most admired" list may be running out.

Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list. Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins. Obama's 10th year as most admired man makes him second only to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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

Only one other man-another former president-has been this admired in Gallup's poll.

Nine percent of participants said they most admired Clinton, which was a decline from her 12% rating past year.

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