Washington – Former US president Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton the most admired woman, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
Obama came out on top of the annual Gallup survey for the 10th year in a row while Clinton, who lost last year's presidential election to Donald Trump, was named the most admired woman for the 16th straight year.
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Seventeen percent of the Americans polled said Obama was the man they admired most, down from 22% last year. Trump was second with 14% followed by Pope Francis with 3%.
Nine percent of those polled said Clinton was their most admired woman, followed by former US first lady Michelle Obama with 7% and talk show host Oprah Winfrey with 4%.
Gallup said the poll of 1 049 adults was conducted between December 4-11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.