Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans

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- A new poll says Americans find former President Barack Obama to be the "Most Admired Man" and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the "Most Admired Woman".

Obama this year came in first with 17 percent, Trump's came in second with 14 percent.

Following a year in which he achieved new lows in approval ratings for a new president, Trump is now the first chief executive to not win Gallup's Most Admired Man poll in the first year of his presidency since, uh, ever.

Read their full exchange.

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While Obama managed to be at the top for a 10th year, he has some way to go to match his female counterpart, Hillary Clinton. She has claimed the title 22 times, more than anyone else.

Nine per cent of those polled said Clinton was their most admired woman followed by former US First Lady Michelle Obama with seven per cent and talk show host Oprah Winfrey with four per cent.

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 USA states and the District of Columbia", according to Gallup.

The former president edged out a win over the sitting president, Donald Trump.

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Gallup notes that this poll has been administered 71 times since 1946 and the incumbent president has won 58 of those times. Obama is only the second former president to finish first in the list-along with Eisenhower in 1967 and 1968, while Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson was finishing up his time in office.

Gallup's December poll found 17% of respondents named Obama the man they admired most, a dip from 22% of respondents saying the same past year. The next winningest woman is Eleanor Roosevelt, at 13 times.

Obama retained his top title for the 10th straight year, Gallup said.

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