Skip to comments.Gallup: Obama, Clinton Continue Reign as Most Admired: 6th year in a row for Obama, 12th for Clinton
Posted on 12/30/2013 11:15:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
PRINCETON, NJ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins. Sixteen percent named Obama, compared with 4% each for former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis; Clinton (15%) finished ahead of television personality Oprah Winfrey (6%), first lady Michelle Obama (5%), and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (5%).
Each year, Gallup asks Americans to name, in an open-ended format, the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year's poll was conducted Dec. 5-8.
Obama has won Gallup's Most Admired Man designation each year since 2008, the year he was elected president. However, similar to his declining job approval rating this year, the percentage naming him fell to 16% from 30% in 2012.
The remainder of the top 10 Most Admired men includes three former presidents (Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter) and two religious leaders (the Rev. Billy Graham and Pope Francis). The sitting pope has finished in the top 10 each year since 1977. In addition to Pope Francis, actor, director, and political activist Clint Eastwood and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished in the top 10 for the first time.
This year's poll was conducted at the time of South African human rights leader Nelson Mandela's death. The widespread news coverage of his death helped make him top of mind for many Americans, and 7% named him as Most Admired Man. However, because the question wording specifically asks for the name of a living man or woman, Gallup does not rank deceased figures who are mentioned.
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It’s true. They spend far more time admiring themselves than most people.
“...Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman....”
We are beyond saving as a country, if that’s true.
Who was polled; People Magazine readers and MTV viewers, maybe?
The propaganda for the monied interest continues. Amerika
I can understand why the Freebie Man is “admired”. He gives out a lot of free stuff to the freeloaders. But Hillary Clinton? What the hell has she ever done to cause people to “admire” her? What is it they “admire”? Her beer keg legs? Her wrinkles? Her black glasses? The fact that she’s married to a shyster? What?
Well, 15 or 16% doesn’t necessarily mean a lot. What would be interesting would be to see, out of 100%, what percentage of the responses were for each category: e.g. politicians, clergy, entertainers, sports stars, successful business people, etc. etc.
And so, after much internal conflict on the matter, Americans decided they loved their their abusive masters.
MSM only Polled ?
Something about repeating a lie enough times.
Where was the poll conducted, at times square and the San Francisco Bath Houses?
Frankly, it’s not hard to admire a a guy who can play golf 40 days a year, take multi-million dollar vacations whenever he wants, say whatever he wants without real consequence, do absolutely nothing when he’s on the job and still find time to defeat mental giants like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in policy fights, all with someone else paying for it.
But somehow I manage.
I see. A lot of people still have their heads up their anal cavities.
I see the murderers Obama and Clinton are listed as well as Jimmy Carter????????? All I know is they sure as hell didn’t interview me or anyone I know!!!!!!!!!!!
People admire him for being a very good liar.
Could it be similar to Stockholm Syndrome?
“My kidnapper is really a wonderful person.”
Or battered wife syndrome?
“He beat me - but I provoked him.”
Except insert ‘greasy, sleazy, America-hating pol’ in place of ‘kidnapper’ or ‘wife-beater’.
But I agree. Voters must change in order for us to have sound government.
Guess being a serial sexual predator is o.k. if you are a Democrat. Ditto to being a lying bastard incumbent president.
Who’d they poll? Academia?
Yes, and community organizers. Lemonade stand owners were left out as was the entire Robertson clan in West Monroe.
Ted Cruz and Carter are ranked the same?
I just don’t want to believe that.
Most Top Ten Finishes For Most Admired Man, (1946-2013):
Reverend Billy Graham: 57 times
Ronald Reagan: 31 times
Jimmy Carter: 28
Pope John Paul II: 27
Bill Clinton: 22
Dwight Eisenhower: 21
Richard Nixon: 21
George H.W. Bush: 20
Harry Truman: 20
Nelson Mandela: 20
Edward Kennedy: 18
The names that rise to the top of these lists are unreflective, knee-jerk names. I don’t know who my most admired person is, but I’d probably have to think about it for awhile, and it probably would not be a politician of any stripe.
Shows why FDR had to set the stage for Pearl Harbor.
Social media popularooza.
Like living in an MSM version of “The Emperor Has No Clothes”
If this is not Soviet crap, then what? i hear North korea’s dear leader is also the most admired there, given he is the only one there.
This is like saying Super Mario is the most succesful franchise when the game is bundled with the console from the get go.
Depends how the polling was done: who made up the sample and how the questions were asked.
The headline should have been: “Ranks of Those Who View Obama As Most Admired American Sharply Reduced by 50 Percent.”
My most admired person is my father. Jake Shires served in Patton’s 3rd Army from D Day to the end of the war. He assisted in the liberation of Western Europe and the liberation of several Nazi concentration camps.
He had the guts to drive a half-track into Nazi fire to help relieve the soldiers at Bastogne, and go on to defeat the toughest army in the known world at that time.
Then Uncle Sam had the temerity to come snatch him up for their Korean debacle.
My father died a few years ago, but he will always be the greatest man in the world to me.
I looked at the list and only 2 other names, Eisenhower and H. W. Bush even come close to qualifying, and they were “in the rear with the gear”.
I mean WTF ?!?!???
How does this klown of Zero accomplishments and world relevancy rate above The Pope, Billy Graham, particularly, Jimmy Carter?
Okay, a sheep dip loon like Carter I sorta get but, there are really no others on the list he could possibly be ranked ahead of.
No by sane and rational people.
Do I wanna be more Like?=
How is that not part of your equation when admiring someone¿¿¿
That he is ranked so high demonstrates a complete lack of introspect or indicators of character you would want to emulate.
Just what characteristics does Obama display that one would want to emulate?
Take the Pope. Do I want to be more Like him? Well, uh, yeah and I’m not even Catholic. Still, I suck compared to him. I mean, I don’t have the capacity to forgive so willingly darn near everyone.
I do my best to serve my fellow man but, the Pope takes that to a whole nother level I could never aspire to.
I wish I had his capacity to learn more about the Bible, the historical context of all contained within and well, I’ll never be Pope or Pope lite.
Billy Graham? God should smack me in the back if the head fir everything I do right after hearing Graham. Didn’t what he just said desolate? Didn’t his message have at least some meaning?
I’m an idiot. Thankfully God tells me I was never worthy and never will be. But, at least there is salvation for my po wretched soul.
Mitt Romney? Well, I’ll never be a Mormon but, Dang!!! that dude did something right.
Awesomly wealthy? yeah...want.
Accomplished? More than I may be in my current incarnation.
I mean, he can cover the walls and horizontal surfaces of a large office with awards and news articles about his accomplishments.
Those date back to his twenties.
Barack has nothing like that. in fact, he has constantly been rewarded for stuff he never accomplished and never will. witness his Novel Peace Prize.
I’d need to see the questionnaire so I can understand what appears to be rapacious stoopitity that just can’t find a level of moronicky they are comfortable with.
Stockholm Syndrome. The rest are controlled under Pavlov rules.
My too most admired man?
I agree with your sentiments. But, and it is a big but - I believe Pope John Paul II also definitely qualifies to be on the most admired list (in addition to Ike and GHW Bush).
But Jimmy Carter and Edward Kennedy???
“witness his Novel Peace Prize.”
I’m sure this was a typo, but you could not have expressed his award of the “Novel” Peace Prize better.
Nope. Been calling his “Award of things hoped for but never gonna happen” something right out of a work of fiction.
You could write a Novel about this guy but, it would be a work of fiction .
If one were honest.
Bridge for sale get it while it lasts.............
The question is: “What man (woman) that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most? And who is your second choice?”
Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 5-8, 2013, with a random sample of 1,031 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 50% cellphone respondents and 50% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by region. Landline and cell telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday.
Samples are weighted to correct for unequal selection probability, nonresponse, and double coverage of landline and cell users in the two sampling frames. They are also weighted to match the national demographics of gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, population density, and phone status (cellphone only/landline only/both, and cellphone mostly). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2012 Current Population Survey figures for the aged 18 and older U.S. population. Phone status targets are based on the July-December 2011 National Health Interview Survey. Population density targets are based on the 2010 census. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting.
In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
For more details on Gallup’s polling methodology, visit www.gallup.com.
these polls are nothing more than MSM dribble designed to puff up worship of hillary before shes crowned queen of America,
Speaking of the ‘spirit of Antichrist’ already at work in the world, John wrote:
“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.” 1 John 4:5
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” John 15:18-19
>> Well, 15 or 16% doesnt necessarily mean a lot.
Yup, a lousy favorability. Dropped to half in one year from 30%.
Thank you for your fathers service, a real hero to be admired,
>> How does this klown of Zero accomplishments and world relevancy rate above The Pope, Billy Graham, particularly, Jimmy Carter?
To the contrary, 84% seem to admire better men than Obama.