Barack And Michelle Obama Top Most-Admired List; Donald Trump Comes In Second

Gallup has released its Most Admired List for 2018, and the former president and first lady of the United States came out on top.

According to the poll, Michelle Obama came first on the list of most admired women, unseating the 17-year reign of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Clinton dropped to third on the list, also beaten out by Oprah Winfrey, while staying ahead of Melania Trump in fourth place and Queen Elizabeth II in fifth.

Other women on the list include Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ellen DeGeneres, Nikki Haley, Malala Yousafzai and Nancy Pelosi.

On the list of most admired men, Barack Obama was No. 1 for the 11th year in a row, beating out second-place finisher Donald Trump.

Following in third was another former U.S. president, George W. Bush.

Also on the list are Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Mike Pence.

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The Most Admired poll has been conducted by Gallup since 1946, missing only one year in 1976.

Queen Elizabeth’s appearance marked her 50th time making the list. Winfrey has appeared on the list 31 times, never finishing in first place but coming in second 14 times.

Barack Obama, meanwhile, is on track to break the record held by former president Dwight Eisenhower, who was named No. 1 on the list of most admired men 12 times.

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