And the Year's Most Admired Man Is...
President Obama beats out Donald Trump
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 2:06 PM CST
President Barack Obama listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – The most admired men of 2016: the president and the president-elect. Gallup left the survey question open-ended, and 22% of respondents said they most admired President Obama, followed by 15% who named Donald Trump. Obama has topped the poll nine years running, but Gallup notes this year is his narrowest margin of victory. On the female side, Hillary Clinton won most admired woman for the 15th consecutive year and 21st year overall, with 12% of respondents naming her. She was followed by Michelle Obama with 8%. The rest of the top five most admired men:

  1. Pope Francis, 4%
  2. Bernie Sanders, 2%
  3. Rev. Billy Graham, 1%

And women:

  1. Angela Merkel, 3%
  2. Oprah Winfrey, 3%
  3. Ellen DeGeneres, 2%
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