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Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012
Gallup ^ | 12/31/2012 | Frank Newport

Posted on 12/31/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans again this year name Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man living in any part of the world. Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman each of the last 11 years, and Obama has been the Most Admired Man five years in a row. First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.

These results are based on a Dec. 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll. Gallup's "Most Admired" question is open-ended, asking Americans to name, without prompting, the man and the woman they most admire living in any part of the world. Gallup first asked Americans to name their Most Admired Man in 1946, and in 1948 expanded the question to both genders. The question was not asked in 1976, and in 1967 only the Most Admired Man question was asked.

The open-ended nature of the question produces the names of people with high top-of-mind name identification, most often hailing from the world of government and politics; the list also includes individuals who have become famous serving humanitarian causes and others whose fame comes from the business and entertainment worlds.

This year, seven of those on the top 10 Most Admired Man list are from the world of U.S. government and politics: Obama, Romney, the two George Bushes, Bill Clinton, Ron Paul, and John McCain. One is from international politics -- Nelson Mandela -- and three are from religious vocations -- Billy Graham, Pope Benedict XVI, and the Dalai Lama.

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1 posted on 12/31/2012 4:02:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 4:05:06 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: SeekAndFind

Who did Gallup call, WATTS, CA?


3 posted on 12/31/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: tennmountainman

“God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.”
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Exactly right. Over half of Americans have lost their minds, yet their are still FReepers on here that want to condemn ME for bailing out of the new USSA, the land of nuts, fruits, and Commies.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by AlexW
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To: tennmountainman

Mitt Romney?? Really? Seriously??


5 posted on 12/31/2012 4:11:20 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: tennmountainman

The pope. Billy Graham. Obama. Which one doesn’t belong?


6 posted on 12/31/2012 4:12:06 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: tennmountainman

No longer on the verge.

It is gone.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 4:15:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aw, I would have thought Kim Kardashian would have made the list.


8 posted on 12/31/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by fhayek
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To: AlexW

When you go, let me know if there’s any homes/property for sale in the neighborhood. Things are at an obvious end, here.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 4:20:31 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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10 posted on 12/31/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

The sooner we collapse th better.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 4:23:22 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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Let me guess.. Was it 0bama calling for the ouster of American ally Mubarak that did it? Or maybe 0bama NOT calling for the ouster of the 0bama-funded Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi after he declared himself ‘dictator’ that did it?.. Maybe the rejection of the Keystone pipeline? Or possibly 0bama’s granting amnesty for illegals, without consent of our Congress, to openly invade America and get free health care that AMERICANS pay for did the trick? Or how about 0bama allowing Americans to DIE in Benghazi because he was worried about how a failed rescue attempt might harm his re-election chances? Or how about telling America that various State Dept. personnel have been ‘let go’ over Benghazi only to find out THEY ARE STILL ON THE PAYROLL!! So many LIES, so much adoration for our celebrity president!!! Or how about stealing an election through voter fraud? Or bashing a filmmaker instead of terrorists? Or insisting Ft. Hood was ‘workplace violence’? Or maybe it was 0bama’s quote “”The future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet Mohammed”” that America loved hearing so much? There’s such a long list of ‘accomplishments’.. These are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head!! I’m probably omitting the one that really won Americans over!


12 posted on 12/31/2012 4:25:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats funny they top my most despised list. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are numbers 3 & 4.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 4:26:17 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It has long been suspected the “polls” were biased or even rigged, now here is the proof....


15 posted on 12/31/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of people got ‘admired’ confused with ‘despised’.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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RE: It has long been suspected the “polls” were biased or even rigged, now here is the proof....

How then do we explained MOST of the polls this year that correctly predicted Obama’s victory?


17 posted on 12/31/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AlexW

You bailed out? Did you leave?


18 posted on 12/31/2012 4:31:50 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: shove_it
A lot of people got ‘admired’ confused with ‘despised’.

I think they confused it with 'famous'. After all, if somebody is famous they must be admirable, right? Right...? :)

19 posted on 12/31/2012 4:32:42 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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Just curious and speaking of famous, was Adolf Hitler ever on America’s most admired list before the second world war?


20 posted on 12/31/2012 4:34:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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