The results for Gallup’s poll is out and Michelle Obama has topped Hillary Clinton as the most admired woman in America. For seventeen years, till now, Hillary Clinton has won the poll as the most admired woman in America. This year she is third.
The former American first lady and secretary of state got four percent of the votes, falling behind Oprah Winfrey, who got five percent and Michelle Obama who had a whopping fifteen percent. You will recall that Michelle has been in the news lately for her new book “Becoming.” She actually just concluded a book tour that took her to several States in the US and even to the UK. Clinton, on the other hand, has lived a quiet life in recent times after losing the last presidential elections.
Michelle’s husband, Barack Obama, won the poll for the most admired man in America, beating incumbent POTUS to second place. Obama led the pack with 19 percent of the votes while Trump came in at second with 13 percent. This is the eleventh year in a row that Obama has won the title and if he does next year he will be the most voted winner of all time. This is also the thirteenth time an incumbent POTUS isn’t winning the title of most admired man in America.
The poll sampled 1.025 adults randomly between December 3 and 12 to gather results. It started in 1946 and has become a yearly tradition. Others to make it to top 10 include Angela Merkel, Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Nikki Haley for women. For men, Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, George W. Bush, Joe Biden, Dalai Lama, and Bernie Sanders.