Michelle and Barack Obama are admired in America


This is the first time in 17 years that someone other than Hillary Clinton was at the top of the list, according to Gallup. Mrs. Obama placed first, with 15 percent of people naming her, followed by Oprah Winfrey, who was mentioned 5 percent of the time. In the same poll, Hillary Clinton and Melania Trump followed with 4 percent mentioning each. Michelle Obama is currently touring the U.S. to promote her best-selling autobiography, “Becoming.”

Michelle Obama

In the past, Queen Elizabeth also made the top 10 for a record 50th time.  Former President Barack Obama, with 19 percent now, won for the 11th year in a row the title of the most admired man. In the history of the poll, President Dwight Eisenhower was for the most times the most admired man. In this year poll, Donald Trump – who came in second – was voted by 13% , Pope Francis by 2%, Bill Gates, Dalai Lama  and Elon Musk by 1% each of them. The annual survey asks Americans to name the man and woman they admire most, living anywhere in the world. The survey has been conducted every year since 1946, with the exception of 1976. Gallup Poll has measured and tracked the public’s attitudes concerning political, social and economic issues, including sensitive or controversial subjects.


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