By Amar C. Bakshi, CNN
According to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama retain their place in the eyes of Americans as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man on Earth living today.
This marks the tenth year in a row that Hillary Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman and the fourth year in a row that Barack Obama has been named the Most Admired Man.
Seventeen percent of poll respondents mentioned Hillary Clinton as the woman they admired most, followed by 7% who named Oprah Winfrey and 5% who named Michelle Obama. Other leading women included Sarah Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Michele Bachmann.
Hillary Clinton has been named Most Admired Woman 16 times since 1993 – more times than any other woman since the poll was first conducted in 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt finished first as Most Admired Woman 13 times.
Seventeen percent of poll respondents mentioned Barack Obama as the man they admired most, followed by 3% mentioning George W. Bush and 2% mentioning Bill Clinton. Other leading men this year included the Reverend Billy Graham, Warren Buffett, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Pope Benedict XVI and Bill Gates.
The Reverend Billy Graham has been named among the top 10 most admired men alive more than any other man – 55 times since 1955.
For more on the results of this poll, visit Gallup.com. Who do you admire most and why?