For the ninth consecutive year, President Barack Obama was named the most admired man in the world in a Gallup poll. Obama managed to snag the top spot despite eight years of relentless Republican attacks on his policies and character.
According to Gallup,
Obama has appeared on the top 10 list each year since 2006, including ranking No. 1 in each of the last seven years, all by healthy margins over the second-place finisher. The incumbent president is nearly always the winner of the most admired distinction, having placed first in all but 12 of the 68 years the question has been asked.
Meanwhile, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was voted the most admired woman for the 21st time!
Americans named Hillary Clinton the Most Admired Woman for the 15thconsecutive year and 21st time overall. Since her initial win in 1993 as first lady, Clinton has topped the list every year but 1995 and 1996 (when she finished behind Mother Teresa) and 2001 (behind Laura Bush). Eleanor Roosevelt has the second-most No. 1 finishes among women, at 13.
Republicans and Democrats tend to vote differently in the poll, which uses open-ended questions. Both groups list Clinton and television icon Oprah Winfrey in the top five women, and their top five most admired men include both the president and Pope Francis. Beyond these four personalities, their choices don’t overlap much.