Gallup: Americans continue to name Hillary Clinton as the woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire most, and name Barack Obama as the man they admire most. Clinton has held the top women’s spot in each of the last 13 years and 17 of the last 18, with that streak interrupted only by first lady Laura Bush in 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks. Obama has been most admired man in each of the last seven years, beginning with 2008, the year he was elected president.
Clinton isn’t the only U.S. politician — or former secretary of state — to appear on the list, although it is her 19th time leading the list. Four percent said they most admire Condoleezza Rice; 3 percent said first lady Michelle Obama; and 2 percent said 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former first lady Laura Bush took the last two spots with 1 percent each.
As for the men, President Barack Obama led the list of most admired men of 2014 at 19 percent — and like Clinton, his was the only name to reach double-digit support.
Pope Francis is a distant second with 6 percent, and former President Bill Clinton came in third with 3 percent. Also on the list of most admired men: former President George W. Bush at 2 percent; and Dr. Ben Carson, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, each of whom received 1 percent.
The Gallup poll was conducted Dec. 8-11 and surveyed 805 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.