Michelle Obama named most admired woman for third straight year: poll

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaAmanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance A Day in Photos: The Biden Inauguration Scorned and mistreated, Melania Trump deserved much better from the media MORE was named the most admired woman in the U.S. for the third consecutive year, according to Gallup polling released Tuesday.

Ten percent of Americans named Obama as their most-admired woman, followed by Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden talks NATO, climate change in first presidential call with France's Macron Biden must wait weekend for State Department pick Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal MORE, the first woman elected to the office, with 6 percent. First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpScorned and mistreated, Melania Trump deserved much better from the media The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' K Street navigates virtual inauguration week MORE received 4 percent of the vote, followed by Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMorgan State University president offers job to inaugural poet Amanda Gorman Amanda Gorman wore ring gifted by Oprah, honoring Maya Angelou at inauguration 2020's top political celebrity moments MORE with 3 percent. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden must wait weekend for State Department pick Texas Supreme Court rejects Alex Jones request to toss lawsuits from Sandy Hook parents Paris Agreement: Biden's chance to restore international standing MORE, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez DC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Tensions running high after gun incident near House floor MORE (D-N.Y.) and Queen Elizabeth I all received 2 percent each.

A current or former first lady has been named the most admired woman 57 of the 71 times Gallup has polled the question since 1948. While Trump has made the top 10 for four consecutive years, she has yet to take the top spot, even as her husband was named most admired man for the first time this year. Lady Bird Johnson and Bess Truman are the only other first ladies not to have made the top spot.


Rounding out the top 10 were Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettUndoing Trump will take more than executive orders Political peace starts with everyday interactions A Day in Photos: The Biden Inauguration MORE and climate activist Greta Thunberg, both of whom received 1 percent support each.

Numerous other women received 1 percent but did not make the top 10 because they were mentioned less frequently than Thunberg or Barrett. They included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, activist Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyTrump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat MORE, singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.).

Among both Democrats and Republicans, figures from their own party were the highest-ranking women. Eight percent of Republicans named Trump, followed by Barrett and Haley with 4 percent each. Seventeen percent of Democrats named Obama, followed by 16 percent who named Harris and 5 percent who named Ocasio-Cortez. Eleven percent of independents named Obama, while 4 percent named Trump.

Pollsters surveyed 1,018 adults from Dec. 1 to 17. The poll has margin of error of error of 4 percentage points.