Obamas named most admired in America

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Former President Barack Obama dominated in the men's "most admired" category, earning the top admiration from Americans polled by Gallup.

Michelle and Barack Obama clinched the top slots as America's most admired woman and man, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday Gallup.

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd of supporters as she campaigns for the Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Convention Center, in Phoenix, Arizona on October 20, 2016. "Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is now touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this year". Gallup has asked the question every year except one since 1946.

Oprah Winfrey with Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey with Michelle Obama Scott Olson Getty

A former First Lady has apparently bested another former First Lady to become the most admired woman in America. Michelle Obama is now touring the U.S.to promote her best-selling autobiography, "Becoming," putting her back in the spotlight despite the fact that her role as first lady is over.

Gallup pointed out that Trump and Gerald Ford are the only two presidents not to win the honor while in office and that Presidents with "subpar job approval ratings", like Trump, do not usually get the top spot.

"Also among the top 10 most admired women this year is Queen Elizabeth, who placed in the top 10 for a record 50th time", reports Gallup. He's followed by George W. Bush, Pope Francis, and Bill Gates. Winfrey has appeared on the list 31 times, never finishing in first place but coming in second 14 times. The former president edged out sitting president Donald Trump who finished in second place. Only Dwight Eisenhower has topped the list more times.

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