Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired in America

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
The pair remain at the top of the list for another year running. Photo credit: Getty

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have once again been named the most admired man and woman in the United States, with Mr Obama comfortably beating out US President Donald Trump for the title. 

Mr Obama has taken the title of most admired man in the US every year since he was first elected in 2008, in Gallup's yearly poll. Mr Trump is now one of only a few US presidents who have failed to take the title. 

Ms Clinton has been named the most admired woman for 16 years in a row. Michelle Obama came in second behind Ms Clinton, while Melania Trump came eighth on the list. 

Other notable men on the list include Pope Francis, Rev Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates and Mike Pence. 

Admired women to make the list included Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II and Beyonce. 

However, a quarter of Americans surveyed were unable to name a man or woman they most admired. 

Gallup has been conducting the annual poll for seven decades.


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