Poll: Clinton, Obama, most admired

By CNN Political Unit

Dec. 30, 2013

(CNN) – Talk about a streak.

Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman among Americans for the 12th-straight year, according to a national poll released Monday by Gallup.

And for the sixth straight year, the survey indicates President Barack Obama ranks as the most admired man.

Each year in an open-ended format, Gallup asks Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most.

Clinton, the former Secretary of State, Senator from New York, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, and former first lady, has topped the Gallup survey 18 times, the most in its history.

She captured 15% support this year, down from 21% last year.

Oprah Winfrey was second at 6%, followed by first lady Michelle Obama and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, each at 5%.

Obama has topped the list as the most admired man each year since his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

But as his approval ratings as President have dropped this year, so has his rating in the Gallup survey. He received 16% support this year, down from 30% in 2012.

Former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis were tied for second place, each at 4%. Former President Bill Clinton and the Rev. Billy Graham were each at 2%.

“Graham has appeared in the top 10 list far more often than any other man, making his 57th appearance this year. He has never finished first, a spot typically taken by the sitting President,” Gallup said in a statement.

The Gallup poll was conducted December 5-8, with 1,031 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story

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  • tage temecula
    1 January 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    ha ha ha ha. para ka ng nag poll sa mga pinoy kung anong paborito mong pagkain sa birtday mo – eh ano pa kung hindi pansit!!!!!!!!!

  • Juan
    1 January 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Tawag dito ay “conditioning of the mind” ang extreme media (Communist Net Channel) ay pinapalabas na si Hillary ang pinakamalakas Presidential candidate ng Democrat Party sa 2016.. Si Ambassador Steven ng Benghazi, personal family friend/appointee ni Hillary, ay tinalikuran at pinabayaan mamatay together with 3 more American navy seal sa Benghazi, Kasalanan daw ng youtube muslim Video.Typical leftist progressive answers blame others. parang Obama..Pagod na ang tao sa mga SWITIK na Democrat….

  • libturd
    2 January 2014 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance…period!” –biggest lie of 2013