Obama is USA’s most-admired man, Clinton most-admired woman

I’m certain this will make a few Obama haters’ heads explode…

USA Today

His party may have suffered a shellacking in November’s elections, but President Obama remains the unchallenged champion on another front: For the third year in a row, he is by far the most admired man in America. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues an even longer run, ranked in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as the most admired woman for the ninth straight year. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is second, as she was in 2009.

THE OVAL: The more Obama governs, the less popular he is

Despite Americans’ unhappiness with the nation’s politics, politicians dominate both lists. The top 10 men include not only the president but also the three living former presidents. Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton take the top three spots.   Among women, nine of the top 11 are connected to politics through public service, political activism or marriage.  “It’s all about power,” says Richard Slotkin, professor emeritus of American studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. “When we think of importance, we think politically, that’s really clear — with religion a close second, though Bill Gates beats out Pope Benedict. It’s almost like a register of power.  “His party may have suffered a shellacking in November’s elections, but President Obama remains the unchallenged champion on another front: For the third year in a row, he is by far the most admired man in America.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues an even longer run, ranked in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as the most admired woman for the ninth straight year. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is second, as she was in 2009.

 

2 comments

  1. You know jean-phillipe, I questioned the authenticity of this poll when I read “W” was one of the top three men. All of a sudden, whomever they claimed to be admirable by US citizens just wasn’t important anymore. (But I posted the article anyway. LOL)

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