Obama edges Trump as most-admired man, again

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Barack Obama has retained the title of world's most admired man in a Gallup survey for the 10th year in a row.

As was to be expected, Trump won among Republicans with 35% of GOP members polled naming him the man they admire most while Obama nabbed praise from 39% of Democrats polled.

While Obama managed to be at the top for a 10th year, he has some way to go to match his female counterpart, Hillary Clinton.

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Behind Clinton on the list were former first lady Michelle Obama, current British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and musician Beyonce Knowles.

As for some extra salt on the statistical slight, Trump's polarizing presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, remained the most admired woman for the 16th straight year.

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Others receiving votes as most admired man this year include Pope Francis, Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Dalai Lama.

The former secretary of state has held the title of "most admired" woman for a total of 22 times. Of the 71 times Gallup has posed the most admired man question, the incumbent has won 58.

Only one other man-another former president-has been this admired in Gallup's poll. That's according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Obama is only the second former president to win the "most admired" title, along with Dwight Eisenhower in 1967 and 1968.

Gallup, however, offered that Clinton's time at the top of the "most admired" list may be running out. Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins. "However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over".

Gallup's poll of 1,049 USA adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points.

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