Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Edges Out Oprah Winfrey As Most Admired Woman
Posted on 12/26/2007 12:01:02 PM PST by jamese777
For the sixth year in a row, President George W. Bush is the most admired man and Sen. Hillary Clinton the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey. But neither winner had a very decisive win this year, with former President Bill Clinton nearly tying Bush and Hillary Clinton barely topping talk-show host Oprah Winfrey. This is the seventh time Bush has been most admired man and the 12th time Clinton has been most admired woman.
These results are based on the Dec. 14-16 USA Today/Gallup poll, which asked Americans, without prompting, to say what man and woman "living today in any part of the world, do [they] admire most?" Gallup has asked the most admired man and woman questions in this format in all but two years since 1948.
Most Admired Woman
With 16% of total mentions for most admired woman, Winfrey had her strongest showing to date in the current poll. But Clinton also had a stronger-than-usual score in 2007 -- the 18% who mention the former first lady is the highest since 2000 (19%). Clinton's best performance was in 1998, when 28% said they most admired her, just as her husband was being impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives in the Monica Lewinsky matter.
Winfrey has now finished second on the most admired woman list every year since 1997 with the exception of 2001, when she was third (to Laura Bush and Clinton). During that time, she has come within two percentage points of Clinton for the top spot on one other occasion (2004) and within one point on two occasions (2002 and 2005).
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And at the same time, Hillary is also right at the top of the most feared and despised lists!
Did anyone here get polled? Who answers these questions to make this determination?
Bush is most admired man? Wonder why that wasn’t in the headline...
Barf-o-rama. I can’t stand Oprah or Hill.
The beast and her latest bed toy.
Yarn of the Year
Hillary with johnny chung...
The headline’s true only IF you count Hillary as a female.
Gallup is shooting for scrappleface status with this one.
I like Oprah. She is black and talented and she has come a long way yes... But the MOST ADMIRED WOMEN in the US? Hu...?
No wonder they talk about the great EXPERIENCE Hillary has in foreign policy... and the idiots believe it!
Have we become such a bunch of morons?
...Which begs the question "Admired by who?"
How much did Hillary pay them to put her on top?
And when I think of how rabidly fanatically supportive no matter what and how vacuous and bleeding heart and easily led sheeple the women of Oprah’s audience are, I get very concerned.
Whereas Hillary! rode her husband's coattails for 20-odd years, was able to cherry-pick a Senate seat liberal enough to elect her, then was fortunate enough to have her competitor (who, IMHO, would have stomped her) have his campaign scuttled by prostate cancer.
Staying married to Bill must be hard work, but I'd hardly call any of her accomplishments "admirable". Perhaps "Lucky".
I abhor the Oprahization of America, but in any comparison of persons whose lives are considered admirable, Hillary Clinton is not within a parsec of Winfrey. Winfrey has achieved her position, no matter what I think of it, by her own, some say, extraordinary efforts. Clinton has ridden the coattails of her infamous husband and been praised for putting up with his frequent and public peccadiloes. Nothing about her is a result of her own efforts. And this portrayal of her as some feminist achiever is the biggest media con job in American history.