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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired in US

December 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were named by Americans as the most admired in the world, according to a new poll.

The two each lead their respective categories of Most Admired Man and Most Admired Woman with 17 percent of votes in the annual Gallup rankings.

Clinton has topped the list of Most Admired Women for a record 16th time, and Obama won the title of Most Admired Man for the fourth consecutive year.

Coming in second and third in that category are former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The Reverend Billy Graham came in at No. 4.

Oprah Winfrey is the nation's second most admired woman followed by first lady Michelle Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Most Admired Women - 2011

Hillary Clinton (17%)
Oprah Winfrey (7%)
Michelle Obama (5%)
Sarah Palin (4%)
Condoleezza Rice (3%)
Laura Bush (2%)
Margaret Thatcher (2%)
Ellen DeGeneres (2%)
Queen Elizabeth II (2%)
Michele Bachmann (2%)

Most Admired Men - 2011

Barack Obama (17%)
George W. Bush (3%)
Bill Clinton (2%)
Rev. Billy Graham (2%)
Warren Buffet (2%)
Newt Gingrich (1%)
Donald Trump (1%)
Pope Benedict XVI (1%)
Bill Gates (1%)
Thomas Monson (1%)


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