Poll: Trump Is America's 2nd Most-Admired Man

Of 71 times Gallup has asked the question, incumbent has won 58
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2017 2:35 PM CST
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President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton may have failed to win the 2016 election, but she's won the title of woman Americans most admire—for the 22nd time, per a Gallup poll released Wednesday. It was her 16th consecutive year, and Gallup sounds skeptical that the streak will continue, as "her popularity [is] at a nadir and the percentage naming her as most-admired the lowest in 15 years" at 9%. The next winningest woman is Eleanor Roosevelt, at 13 times. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner. The top honor went again to Barack Obama, with President Trump in second place. Of the 71 times Gallup has posed the most admired man question, the incumbent has won 58. Among those who didn't at one or more points in their presidency: Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush. The top 10 for women and men:

Most Admired Woman :
  1. Hillary Clinton, 9%
  2. Michelle Obama, 7%
  3. Oprah Winfrey, 4%
  4. Elizabeth Warren, 3%
  5. Angela Merkel, 2%
  6. Queen Elizabeth II, 2%
  7. Condoleezza Rice, 1%
  8. Melania Trump, 1%
  9. Nikki Haley, 1%
  10. Kate Middleton, 1%
  11. Beyonce, 1%

Most Admired Man :
  1. Barack Obama, 17%
  2. Donald Trump, 14%
  3. Pope Francis, 3%
  4. Rev. Billy Graham, 2%
  5. John McCain, 2%
  6. Elon Musk, 2%
  7. Bernie Sanders, 1%
  8. Bill Gates, 1%
  9. Benjamin Netanyahu, 1%
  10. Jeff Bezos, 1%
  11. The Dalai Lama, 1%
  12. Mike Pence, 1%
(More Gallup poll stories.)

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