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Obama, Clinton most admired US persons in 2017

Obama, Clinton most admired US persons in 2017

But a quarter of Americans surveyed said they could not name a man or woman they admired most, and 9 percent of people picked a friend or relative as the man they admire most, and 13 percent picked a friend or relative as the woman they admire most, according to Gallup. Obama was a fresh-faced 47-year-old at the beginning of his presidency.

On the women's side, Hillary Clinton topped the list followed by Michelle Obama. Seventeen percent of respondents said Obama was the man they admired the most compared to 14 percent of those surveyed who named Trump. Pope Francis, Christian evangelist Billy Graham, Senator from Arizona John McCain, South African-born American business magnate Elon Musk and American retail entrepreneur Jeff Bezos are also on the list of most admired men this year. Nine per cent of those polled said Clinton was their most admired woman followed by former USA first lady Michelle Obama with 7% and talk show host Oprah Winfrey with 4%.

His unpopularity holds him back from winning the most admired distinction, Gallup's Jeffrey Jones has written in a blog post announcing the findings. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren won three percent of the vote, just one spot ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Elizabeth II, both of who won 2 percent.

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Gallup's poll of 1,049 USA adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points.

This is the 10th consecutive year Obama came out on top, although the percentage is down from 22 percent last year, to 17 percent this year. Whereas Barack Obama is the emblem of what presidencies used to be, the Eisenhower model.


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