Obama, Hillary `most admired` by Americans: Poll

Prez Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the most admired people in America, as per a new poll.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 12:48 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama has
been ranked the Americans` "most admired" man for the third straight year while his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got the title in woman`s category for the ninth year in row,
according to an annual poll.

Obama is Americans` `Most Admired Man of 2010`,
substantially ahead of former presidents, iconic religious
leaders and others who fill out the top 10 list, the Gallup
annual poll showed.

In fact, the order of the top six women named in 2010 is
identical to 2009, with Sarah Palin, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle
Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Queen Elizabeth following the
Secretary of State Clinton.

Obama first became Americans` Most Admired Man in 2008,
shortly after his election as the nation`s 44th President and
has held the title since then, Gallup said.

The President is the runaway favorite for Most Admired
Man among Democrats nationwide: 46 per cent choose him,
followed by seven per cent who pick Bill Clinton and five per
cent who favour Nelson Mandela.
Obama also leads among independents, with 17 per cent,
but ranks second among Republicans behind George W Bush.

Gallup said Clinton has dominated the `Most Admired
Woman` title for most of the past two decades, earning 15
number one rankings since her first appearance on the list in
1992.
She joins Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis as First Ladies, whose strong popularity has extended
well beyond her husband`s presidency, although, given
Clinton`s post-White House political career, perhaps for
different reasons.

PTI