Monday, 29 December 2014

Hillary Clinton most admired woman, Obama most admired man

Hillary Clinton takes the top spot on a list
of admired living women for the 13th year in a row,
according to an annual survey released by Gallup on
Monday.
President Barack Obama , meanwhile, is considered
the most admired living man in any part of the
world.
When asked to name a woman they've heard or
read about and admire, 12% mentioned Clinton, the
former secretary of state, New York senator and
first lady.
Eight percent said Oprah Winfrey, 5% said Nobel
Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and 4% said
first lady Michelle Obama.
Other names mentioned included actress and
humanitarian Angelina Jolie (2%), former Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin (2%), Princess Kate, the Duchess
of Cambridge (2%), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-
Massachusetts (1%), and former first lady Laura
Bush (1%).
Clinton, who's considered the Democratic
frontrunner if she runs for president in 2016, has
also held the top spot in 17 of the past 18 years.
Laura Bush was considered the most admired
woman in 2001, not long after the 9/11 attacks.
In the seven decades that Gallup has been asking
the question, Clinton has won the designation more
than any other woman, including six times more
than former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Obama is also continuing a streak, with this year
marking his seventh year in a row as the most
frequently mentioned man who people admire most.
He was given the designation in 2008 shortly after
winning election to his first term.
According to Gallup, the U.S. president is almost
always mentioned as the most admired man, with
only 12 exceptions in the past 68 years.
This year 19% said the president's name, while 6%
said Pope Francis. Also on the list was former
President Bill Clinton (3%), Rev. Billy Graham (2%),
former President George W. Bush (2%), renowned
neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson
(1%), Stephen Hawking (1%), Bill Gates (1%), Fox
News host Bill O'Reilly (1%), Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu (1%) and Russian President
Vladimir Putin (1%).

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