Obama, Clinton most admired U.S. persons in 2017 – Gallup Poll

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton retained their titles among U.S. adults as the most admired man and woman anywhere in the world in 2017 for the tenth consecutive year.

Àccording to a poll by the Gallup organisation, Mr. Obama edged out [President] Donald Trump, by 17 per cent to 14 per cent, while Mrs. Clinton edged out Michelle Obama, by nine per cent to seven per cent.

Mr. Trump won handily among Republicans, 35 per cent name him as the man they admire most, with only one per cent Mr. Obama, the release explained.

In contrast, Mr. Obama led among Democrats, with 39 per cent mentioning him and 3 percent mentioning Trump.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton’s nine per cent marked the lowest score she has received since 2002, when named by seven per cent, the release noted.

She has held the title a record 22 times in total, with Eleanor Roosevelt in second place with 13 wins.

Mr. Obama has been named the most admired man 10 times, trailing only President Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times, according to the release.

Mr. Obama won all eight years he was president, plus 2008, the year he was first elected, and this year, his first as a former president of the U.S.(Sputnik/NAN)

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