Monday, December 27, 2010

Gallup Poll: President Obama

'Most Admired Man' in the WORLD !

(again !)

WASHINGTON - President Obama has topped the most-admired-man list again this year, while Hillary Clinton extended her long reign as the No. 1 woman.

Obama was the runaway favorite in the Gallup Poll released yesterday, with 22% giving him the nod as most admired worldwide.

Everybody else in the top 10 was in single digits, with former Presidents George W. Bush at 5% and Bill Clinton at 4%.

Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, Pope Benedict XVI, Rev. Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck were all at 2%, and the Dalai Lama rated 1%.

Among the most admired women, Secretary of State Clinton was first for the ninth year straight year with 17%, trailed by Sarah Palin for the second year.

Palin was rated at 12%, topping even Oprah Winfrey at 11% and First Lady Michelle Obama at 5%.

The other top women were Condoleezza Rice and Queen Elizabeth II at 2%.

A-list celeb Angelina Jolie, ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Burmese peace activist Aung San Suu Kyi, and former First Ladies Laura Bush and Barbara Bush - all tied at 1%.

Clinton earlier this month had to stomp on rumors that she might parlay her popularity into another presidential run.

On a Mideast trip, Clinton said once again that she is "out of politics."

For Obama, it was his second year as most admired, but his ratings slipped from 30% to 22%.

In his first two years in the Oval Office, Bush had ratings of 39% and 28%, reflecting his surge in popularity after the 9/11 attacks.

Among Democrats, Obama was most admired by 46%. Independents gave him 17% and Republicans put him at 6% - still two points ahead of Beck.

For Billy Graham, it was his 54th appearance on Gallup's Top 10 list. Only Queen Elizabeth, with 43 appearances, came close.

Yes !
It IS A New Day !

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