Every year since 1948, *Gallup asks Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most.
This year’s poll was conducted December 5-8, and for the 6th year in a row, Obama has been named the Most Admired Man.
Yes, that’s Most Admired Man, over Senator Ted Cruz and former President George Bush and empty chair man Clint Eastwood and the President won over Mitt Romney. Again.
Of course, it’s a trend that the sitting President wins the Most Admired category, and even George W. Bush won it year after year when he was in office.
But Hillary Clinton was often the Most Admired Woman while Bush was President.
The top ten Most Admired Men this year include former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.
Clint Eastwood and Ted Cruz finished in the top 10 for the first time, at 1% to Bush’s 4% to Obama’s 16%.
Right wing nemesis Hillary Clinton has been named Most Admired Woman 18 times, “more than any other woman in Gallup’s history, including each of the last 12 years.”
This year she won with 15%. Next up is Oprah Winfrey at 6%, Michelle Obama at 5% and Sarah Palin at 5%, followed by Condoleezza Rice and Angela Merkel.