Michelle Obama, who’s touring the U.S. to promote her autobiography, was named the most admired woman by Americans in a Gallup poll released today. It’s the first time in 17 years that former First Lady Hillary Clinton didn’t top the list.
Gallup’s annual poll, conducted December 3-12 among 1,025 U.S. adults, asks respondents what man or woman, living today in any part of the world, they admire most.
Former President Barack Obama is the most admired man for the 11th year in a row, besting current President Donald Trump, who’s second. That’s a rare position for an incumbent president — just 13 times out of 72 polls has the current president not won. Given the current polarized times, there was a large partisan split. Obama was the most admired man among Democrats and independents, while Republicans overwhelmingly said they preferred Trump.