Clinton and Obama Most Admire woman and Man; Gallup Survey

Most Admire woman and Man; Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama became the most admire woman and man in 2012 according to survey which has been in existence since World War II. The question used in the survey was “What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most? And who is your second choice?”

Clinton and Obama are the most admire man and womanHillary Clinton Secretary of State sets a new record for herself in the annual survey by becoming the most admire woman for the 17 times. This record was previously kept by Eleanor Roosevelt that held it when she was named 13 times as the most admire woman. Two women who still top the most admire woman as of today are mother Theresa and Laura Bush.

According to the survey at, “President Barrack Obama was named most admired man for the fifth time. President Dwight Eisenhower was named 12 times in the survey as most admired. Palin came within one percentage point of matching Hillary Clinton in 2009, when she had 15 percent of the polling, compared with 16 percent for Clinton. In 2012, Palin had just 2 percent of the polling, finishing in a fifth-place tie. Clinton had 21 percent, followed by First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice.

President Barack Obama had 30 percent of the polling for men, followed by Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, the Reverend Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI”

It is not unusual to say a setting president to be name the most admire man of the year this days unlike in the past where men like Pope John Paul II, former president Eisenhower and Henry Kissinger were picked ahead of the incumbent president.

The eight most popular women in the poll since 1946 have had political connections except Mother Teresa. Margaret Thatcher and Jacqueline Kennedy won a combined 11 times.

The Reverend Billy Graham has appeared in the top 10 list a staggering 56 times, with Ronald Reagan second with 31 appearances. Queen Elizabeth II has been in the top 10 list 46 times. However, neither Graham nor the queen were ever named first in the poll.

Among the names from the 2011 top 10 list that didn’t make it in the following year are Angeline Jolie, Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Laura Bush, Ellen DeGeneres, and Michele Bachmann.

For the celebrities of the year that are most searched, see here for the list

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