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Poll says Obama, Clinton most admired by Americans


This news story was published on December 30, 2013.
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NIT – Americans have again selected Barack Obama and Hillary clinton as the most admired man and woman, respectively.

Obama has been selected for the sixth year in a row, according to a Gallup poll, while Hillary Clinton reigns for the twelfth straight year.

President Obama was the easy winner of the poll, besting former President George W. Bush 16% to 4%. Pope Francis also got 4% of the selections. Obama got 30% of the selections in 2012.

Mrs. Clinton got 15% of the nods, while Oprah Winfrey was next at 6% and First Lady Michele Obama got 5%.

According to Gallup, each year, the polling organization asks Americans to name, in an open-ended format, the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year’s poll was conducted Dec. 5-8.

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16 Responses to Poll says Obama, Clinton most admired by Americans

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    Dave Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    What is so popular ? That they both are Liars and Obama opens his mouth and crap comes out. It will be a Blessing when he is out of the White House and we get somebody in there that can hopefully straighten out the Health Care and get this country in order if Obama hasn’t sold us off to another country by the end of his term.

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    No Snow In Florida Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Gallup is obviously heavy into the use of cannibals as well as those they polled.

    Since when is 16% meaningful?

    We are now in a warmer climate. Obama dominates the talk at all the coffee clicks here in Florida. Not one good word about him.

    It just has to be the pot. Gallup has went to pot. Yup that got to be it!

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    Judy L Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I have always looked up to liars and cheaters. Hope to raise my children to emulate these two or most of the politicians. It does not mater what the sex or race is, liars and cheaters are all the same.

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    Fair & Balanced Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Listed here you will find the face of racial prejudice, those who because of the way they were raised will strike out at any and all accomplishments achieved by any other than those who are white. Hitler tried that already, it didn’t work.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Here you are. Every time you liberals do not like something you start screaming race. The truth is you are the real racist here.

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      4ever49 Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Fair & Balanced – you are truly clueless. It is not racist to object to Obama’s governance.
      The objection a lot of people have to Obama is not that he is half-black; it is because he is 100% incompetent as even his party members are beginning to believe. He routinely decides to change the details of Obamacare as he sees fit – out of step with the actual legislation. He routinely refuses to enforce laws he disagrees with – such as immigration enforcement. He deflects Congress in their legitimate oversight of such things as Fast & Furious, Benghazi and the IRS’s targeting conservative groups.
      Is it any wonder that the DNC is using impeachment in their email of 3 days ago to raise the specter of his downfall – which is a real possibility if Republicans take control? Perhaps they are now realizing the depth of his incompetence wrapped up into Chicago style thug politics.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Should have waited until april 1st for this ponzi/fiat !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Maybe not the most popular but without a doubt the biggest bull chitters.

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    William Jefferson Clapton Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

    “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

    ― George Carlin

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Probably did the poll on the east coast where it is mostly liberals. They sure didn’t ask me or anyone I know.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

    With a population of over 300 million, 15 and 16 percent really isn’t that much. I always wonder where the polls are conducted, and who gets polled.

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    DS Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2013 at 6:23 am

    you have got to be kidding me. Aparantly lying and not doing your job is admiral nowadays.

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    4ever49 Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Did they think to ask just what they admired them for? Perhaps their ability to mislead, obfuscate, lie?

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      Dr. Halski Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      That describes perfectly how you respond the issue of medical cannabis, now doesn’t it?

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        December 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

        That answers the question, they polled people that are stoned.

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    50 MILES SOUTH Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I am a democrat and still wonder if this is a spoof.