Love Fest: Obama, Clinton Voted Most Admired Man and Woman

Love Fest: Obama, Clinton Voted Most Admired Man and Woman

Americans admire President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more than any other man or woman in the world.

Published December 30, 2013

The Affordable Care Act is still as unpopular as ever, causing President Obama's job approval numbers to flatline, but Obama is still the man for a majority of Americans. For the sixth consecutive year, the president has been ranked the most admired man, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Each year, Gallup conducts the survey in which Americans name the man and woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire most. This year's poll was conducted between Dec. 5-8.

Former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton was named the most popular – for the 12
th consecutive year. She has, however, topped the list 18 times, the most of any woman since Gallup began asking the question in 1948.

Former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis were tied for second place with four percent of support. Finishing behind Clinton was media mogul Oprah Winfrey, at 6 percent, followed by First Lady Michelle Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

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Written by Joyce Jones

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