Sorry, Hillary...You're No Longer the Most Admired Woman

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Posted: Dec 28, 2018 8:00 AM
Sorry, Hillary...You're No Longer the Most Admired Woman

Hillary Clinton has been ousted from being the most admired woman for the last 17 years.

According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, former first lady Michelle Obama is now the woman Americans admire the most in the world, with 15 percent of those surveyed choosing her.

Oprah Winfrey came in second place this year with 5 percent of the vote, and, pouring salt in her wound, Clinton tied for third place…with Melania Trump, with 4 percent of the vote.

Gallup's annual survey, conducted Dec. 3-12 this year, asks Americans, in an open-ended question, to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. Gallup first asked the question in 1946 and has done so every year since, except 1976.

Also among the top 10 most admired women this year is Queen Elizabeth, who placed in the top 10 for a record 50th time. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi are the other top 10 finishers this year.

Like the queen of England, Winfrey and Clinton have long histories finishing among the top 10 women, with Winfrey appearing for the 31st time and Clinton for the 27th. Winfrey has never finished first, but has been second on 14 occasions. Clinton has finished first 22 times -- more than any other man or woman -- including in 1993 and 1994, 1997 through 2000, and 2002 through 2017. Clinton has finished second on three occasions, third once (this year) and fourth once (in 1992). (Gallup)

When look at responses from Democrats, Michelle Obama still took first place but Clinton tied for second place with Orpah Winfrey.