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Hillary Clinton Edges Out Oprah Winfrey As Most Admired Woman
The Gallup News Service ^ | 12/26/07 | Jeffrey M. Jones

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2007review; bush; characterassassinluv; clinton2008; fernjumpingisin; hillary; oprah; poll; topten; usaptooey; zogbyism

1 posted on 12/26/2007 12:01:03 PM PST by jamese777
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To: jamese777
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.

BARF!

2 posted on 12/26/2007 12:02:35 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: jamese777
"For the sixth year in a row, President George W. Bush is the most admired man."

Be sure and send the above snippet to all your lib-friends with a link to the story. They will hyperventilate and go into spastic shock before they can even clink the link.

3 posted on 12/26/2007 12:03:28 PM PST by avacado
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To: jamese777

On what planet was this poll taken? Or did they just survey NYC yentas for the most-admired women?


4 posted on 12/26/2007 12:04:48 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: jamese777
Huma Abedin & Butch
5 posted on 12/26/2007 12:05:33 PM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: frogjerk

Most admired criminal, liar and scum who has sold her soul, no one will bar her march to power.


6 posted on 12/26/2007 12:06:34 PM PST by boomop1
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To: frogjerk

“Clinton’s best performance... .”

That’s IT! Her best PERFORMANCE. It’s merely an act with this woman.


7 posted on 12/26/2007 12:06:54 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: jamese777

So if Hillary could just get Mrs. Clinton to endorse her and speak for her at campaign rallies, it would be better than Obama having Oprah......


8 posted on 12/26/2007 12:09:30 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: jamese777

Yeah, I believe that...is the biggest whopper from a “pollster” in some time.


9 posted on 12/26/2007 12:13:35 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optimittstic!)
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To: jamese777

We’re doomed.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 12:14:51 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (We've checked, and all your zeroes are OK. We're still working on your ones.)
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To: jamese777

wonder how many shots of tequila do the pollees have to take before being “polled”? is their a free gift under their chair?


11 posted on 12/26/2007 12:24:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: jamese777
I wish someone would list her accomplishments ....not the ones she has talked about, but those she actually did do.

When will people get a clue?

I have long said that the Democrats take us for fools, and apparently most of us are.

12 posted on 12/26/2007 12:26:04 PM PST by cmet
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To: jamese777

13 posted on 12/26/2007 12:30:48 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jamese777

ROTFLOL

Who votes in this poll?


14 posted on 12/26/2007 12:33:52 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: jamese777
I wouldn't give you 2 cents for either one.
15 posted on 12/26/2007 12:38:24 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: jamese777
"WHAT A COUNTRY!"


16 posted on 12/26/2007 12:38:55 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jamese777
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?"

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If they have to say they didn't have to prompt..... they prompted!

17 posted on 12/26/2007 12:42:23 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: george76; johnny chung

Hey, let’s ping Johnny to this picture...


18 posted on 12/26/2007 12:43:14 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: jamese777

Actually, quite encouraging. 84% of the populace did not name her—one of the world’s most well-known women whose name and face are being pushed on us 24/7 by a fawning media, and whose airbrushed countenance follows us around every bookstore display from here to Moscow. Hillary’s 16% of the vote roughly tracks with the percentage of the populace who thinks OJ is innocent.


19 posted on 12/26/2007 12:53:06 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: jamese777

Interesting that the the two “most admired women” are both trying to march this country further into socialism...while enriching themselves.


20 posted on 12/26/2007 12:54:03 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jamese777

And at the same time, Hillary is also right at the top of the most feared and despised lists!


21 posted on 12/26/2007 1:10:10 PM PST by DJ Frisat (SPAM: best in the can and in sammiches -- not for use on computers.)
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To: jamese777

Did anyone here get polled? Who answers these questions to make this determination?


22 posted on 12/26/2007 1:17:10 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: jamese777

Bush is most admired man? Wonder why that wasn’t in the headline...


23 posted on 12/26/2007 1:22:04 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Guess what? I'm voting for the Conservative.)
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To: jamese777

Barf-o-rama. I can’t stand Oprah or Hill.


24 posted on 12/26/2007 1:30:26 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: ASA Vet

The beast and her latest bed toy.


25 posted on 12/26/2007 1:32:58 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: mtbopfuyn

Yarn of the Year


26 posted on 12/26/2007 1:35:01 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: chiefqc
I'd say Huma is a step up from Janet.


27 posted on 12/26/2007 1:37:41 PM PST by ASA Vet (Does Hillary share Huma with Bill?)
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To: b4its2late

Hillary with johnny chung...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djm8gz7Kdho


28 posted on 12/26/2007 1:43:11 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jamese777

The headline’s true only IF you count Hillary as a female.


29 posted on 12/26/2007 1:54:59 PM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: jamese777

Gallup is shooting for scrappleface status with this one.


30 posted on 12/26/2007 1:56:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2harddrive
Oh my God!... What has this country come to?

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?

31 posted on 12/26/2007 1:59:22 PM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president)
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To: jamese777
Hillary Clinton Edges Out Oprah Winfrey As Most Admired Woman....

...Which begs the question "Admired by who?"

32 posted on 12/26/2007 2:00:21 PM PST by wbill
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To: jamese777

How much did Hillary pay them to put her on top?


33 posted on 12/26/2007 2:00:42 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Dark Knight is coming !)
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To: jamese777

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.


34 posted on 12/26/2007 2:03:04 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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To: jamese777
I will add, that while I'm not an Oprah fan, she's a savvy businesswoman and entertainer. It's not easy for anyone to get to where she is.

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".

35 posted on 12/26/2007 2:04:08 PM PST by wbill
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To: jamese777
BS
36 posted on 12/26/2007 2:09:03 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: frogjerk

37 posted on 12/26/2007 2:34:42 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: OCCASparky

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.


38 posted on 12/26/2007 2:37:06 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: ASA Vet

39 posted on 12/26/2007 2:43:28 PM PST by omega4179 (Bring me the broomstick of the wicked witch of the west.)
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To: jamese777

yeah, righhhhhhtttttttttttttttt


40 posted on 12/26/2007 2:50:06 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: ASA Vet
> I'd say Huma is a step up from Janet.

Yeah, but no way are those hills Hillary's. Might be Huma's.

Hmmm....

41 posted on 12/26/2007 6:10:13 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: jamese777

How long will it be before the Klinton spin-machine turns the assassination of Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto into an angle that Hitlery will press on in her quest to be the first “woman” president against all odds, even though the evil conservatives wish ill of her.....

tick, tick...

Nurturer-in-Chief
Advice for Hillary Clinton from the former prime minister of Pakistan.

http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/38043/


42 posted on 12/27/2007 6:44:38 AM PST by KeyLargo
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