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Gallup: Clinton most admired woman in the US for 20th year

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and President Obama are again the woman and man Americans most admire worldwide, according to an annual Gallup survey.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump ties with Pope Francis for second-most admired man.

About 13 percent say the former secretary of State is the most admirable woman living anywhere in the world today, according to the poll released Monday.

{mosads}Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai ranks second, with 5 percent, and talk show host Oprah Winfrey ties for third with first lady Michelle Obama, at 4 percent.

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, British Queen Elizabeth II and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all ranked fourth, each with 2 percent. No other female luminary registers above 1 percent.

Monday’s results mark the 20th time Clinton has ranked at the top of Gallup’s list since 1993, the polling firm said.

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt trails Clinton, with 13 wins in that category, and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has six victories.

The poll also found that Obama is the man most Americans admire worldwide. About 17 percent name Obama, giving him his eighth victory in that category since 2007.

Pope Francis is next, in a second-place tie with Donald Trump, each taking 5 percent.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, ranks third, with 3 percent. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the last man above 1 percent, taking 2 percent support.

Gallup conducted its latest sampling of 824 adults aged 18 years and older via telephone interviews Dec. 2–6 nationwide. It has a 4 percentage point margin of error.

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