PRINCETON, N.J. – Two Democratic politicians – Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama – were named in a poll as this year’s runaway winners as the most admired public figures.
A Gallup poll released today shows Clinton named 13% of the time when people were asked about women they admired most. She was followed by Malala Yousafzai at 5% and Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama with 4% each.
On the men’s side, President Barack Obama was even farther ahead, being named 17% of the time by those polled. He was followed by Pope Francis and Donald Trump with 5% each.
Gallup said that “although Clinton and Obama each led this year’s poll by significant margins, the percentage mentioning each as most admired is slightly lower than the percentages they have received in the past. Across the eight times Obama has been most admired man, an average 23% of Americans have named him, while in the 20 times Clinton has been most admired woman, an average 16% have named her.”
Trump has been named in this annual poll before, when “Gallup asks Americans, in an open-ended fashion to name the man they admire most. The successful businessman has finished in the top 10 four other times, including from 1988 through 1990 and in 2011,” Gallup reports.