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Obama, Hillary most admired among Americans: Poll


December 28, 2011 - Washington

More Americans admire President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton than any other figures, according to a survey.

When asked without prompting to name the living man and woman whom they most admire in the world, Gallup poll found that Obama and Clinton each received 17 percent of all mentions.

Clinton tops the list of most admired woman for a record 16th time, trailed by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin and Condoleezza Rice.

Obama won the title of most admired man for the fourth consecutive year, followed by George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, the Rev. Billy Graham and Warren Buffett, ABC News reports.

The lists, which Gallup has compiled nearly every year since 1948, are a mix of popular, high profile leaders in politics, business, charitable causes and entertainment.

Of particular note this year, according to Gallup, are newcomers to the men's list: Buffett and Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On the women's list, Sarah Palin fell from her second-place slot, which she has held since 2008, to fourth place.

ANI

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