Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

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Former first lady Michelle Obama closes out the year with another big accomplishment.

This is the first time in 17 years that Clinton has not been voted most admired woman.

According to Gallup, Michelle Obama, after finishing second to Hillary no more than three times, earned the top slot for most admired woman in 2018, followed closely by Oprah Winfrey.

Obama's rising national profile is likely due in no small part to the deeply personal best-selling memoir, "Becoming", released by the former first lady this year. Her sold-out book tours have packed stadiums throughout the country with celebrities interviewing her in front of thousands of people.

The annual survey, conducted December 3-12 this year, asks Americans to name the man and the woman living anywhere in the world they most admire. President Donald Trump came in second, for the 4th consecutive time.

Barack and Michelle Obama Are Gallup Poll’s Most Admired Man and Woman in 2018
Barack And Michelle Obama End The Year As Most Admired Man, Woman

According to Gallup, the poll is conducted by asking Americans an open-ended question to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most.

Nineteen percent of those polled said Barack Obama was the man they admired most. Republicans chose Trump (9 percent), followed by Obama and Winfrey at 5 percent, and Hillary Clinton at less than 0.5 percent.

Hillary Clinton is no longer the most admired woman in America. He is trailed closely by President Trump at number two. Gallup has conducted the poll since 1946, but didn't conduct one in 1976.

Also on the list are Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Mike Pence. If Trump does not get to the top spot during his term, it will be only the second time that a USA president has not had the honor.

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