Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired in the US

by Abel Hampton December 28, 2017, 0:26
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired in the US

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.

Obama, who likewise held the title each time of his administration and the year he was chosen, beat out president Donald Trump this year, 17% to 14%.

Gallup added that while Clinton won by a smaller margin than usual she has been named the most admired woman (or man) more than anyone in the poll's history.

Read their full exchange. Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins.

Gallup, which has conducted its poll to determine the most admired person in the country 71 times since 1946 determines results "based on telephone interviews conducted December 4-11, 2017, with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia", according to Gallup. "The incumbent president is the usual victor, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country - but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first". She has claimed the title 22 times, more than anyone else. Pope Francis came in third with 3 percent and Rev. Billy Graham, Sen.

Clinton came in at 9 percent, which was her lowest since 2002 when she received 7 percent. Obama's 10th year as most admired man makes him second only to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

At the same time, second-place finisher Trump's favorable rating was down to 41 percent of respondents in the Gallup poll, and he has continued to earn the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in the job since the beginning of modern polling.

Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.

Gallup's poll was conducted December 4 through December 11. "However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over".

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