Americans Name Barack Obama ‘Most Admired Man’ For 6th Year In A Row


According to a new poll from Gallup, Barack Obama ranks as the most admired man among Americans for the 6th year in a row.

In addition to Obama’s status, Hillary Clinton claimed the spot as the most admired woman. Each year, Gallup polls Americans in an open-ended format to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world that they admire most.

Hillary Clinton was named “Most Admired Woman” for an impressive 18 times — more than any other woman since Gallup has conducted the poll. Clinton first won in 1993 when she was first lady, and has continued to rank at or near the top of the list while serving in a variety of public roles including as U.S. senator and as secretary of state.

This year’s poll was conducted at the time of Nelson Mandela’s death, putting him at the top of mind for many Americans, with 7% naming him as Most Admired Man. However, because the poll specifically asked for the name of a “living” man or woman, Mandela did not significantly affect the results.

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