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Obama edges Trump as most-admired man, again

Obama edges Trump as most-admired man, again

"Obama has now been named the most admired man 10 times, trailing only Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times". Of the respondents, 17 percent favored Obama while 14 percent favored Trump in the survey, which had a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Gallup also noted that one out of four Americans "cannot name a man or a woman they admire most".

- A new poll says Americans find former President Barack Obama to be the "Most Admired Man" and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the "Most Admired Woman". She garnered 7 percent of the vote to Clinton's 9 percent.

"Trump's unpopularity is holding him back from winning the most admired distinction", Gallup's Jeffrey Jones wrote. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner.

Other notable names making the top 10 include Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, Oprah Winfrey and Sen.

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

Gallup, which has conducted its poll to determine the most admired person in the country 71 times since 1946 determines results "based on telephone interviews conducted December 4-11, 2017, with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia", according to Gallup.

Situational awareness: "President Trump's legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing", three people familiar tell WashPost's Carol Leonnig. "But the likelihood that she will continue to hold that honor in future years seems less certain, with her popularity at a nadir and the percentage naming her as most admired the lowest in 15 years", it stated.

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 next winningest woman is Eleanor Roosevelt, at 13 times. Of the 71 times Gallup has posed the most admired man question, the incumbent has won 58.

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