The Pope made the list, too — but in single digits.
President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the nation’s most-admired man and woman — again — in the annual USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
Each leads their category with 17% of votes in top 10 lists that favor the most familiar names in global politics, religion, entertainment and culture.
Obama supplanted George W. Bush at No. 1 in 2008 but Bush continues in the No. 2 spot, according to the poll of 1,019 U.S. adults conducted Dec. 15-18.Former president Bill Clinton hovers in third this year, just above the most frequently named person in the poll’s history — the Rev. Billy Graham. The 93-year-old evangelist has been on the list since Gallup first asked the question in 1946 and has made the top 10 55 times.Perennial runner-up Oprah Winfrey is No. 2 for women for the 10th time. It’s her 24th year in the top 10….… After the first two or three names at the top of these lists, it’s a steep drop percentage-wise. Many make the top 10 without a lot of support.No. 5 Warren Buffett had 2% of the votes, the same as Bill Clinton and Graham but rounding set the order.
Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump tied for sixth place with 1% each, just a hair’s breadth above Pope Benedict XVI, Bill Gates and Mormon Church prophet Thomas Monson.
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