Obama edges Trump as most-admired man, again

Former president Barack Obama and former candidate Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the US, according to the Gallup poll.

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

Gallup said about one-quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admire most, roughly similar to last year's share who offered no opinion in response to the question.

Read their full exchange.

Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list.

The consulting company released its results on Wednesday after interviewing a random sample of 1,049 adults from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Trailing far behind Trump in the 2017 survey were Pope Francis with 3 percent; Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. Sen.

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In the 71 years Gallup has gathered information, the present president has won the best title 58 times.

Gallup has conducted the "most admired" survey every year since 1946, with the exception of 1976.

For men, former president Dwight Eisenhower holds the highest number of wins with 12 distinctions.

Both Obama and Clinton have topped the respective lists for the past decade.

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

At the same time, second-place finisher Trump's favorable rating was down to 41% of respondents in the Gallup poll, and he has continued to earn the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in the job since the beginning of modern polling. That means she has won the title more than any other woman, with Eleanor Roosevelt coming in second with 13 wins.

Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.


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