December 28, 2010.
Obama may have taken a hit in the November midterm elections but he
has come out on top on another front, being named for the third year
in a row as the most-admired man in a USA Today/Gallup Poll.
top spots on the list are dominated by politicians with former
presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at numbers two and three.
president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Microsoft founder and
philanthropist Bill Gates were named at four and five.
Benedict XVI actually tied for sixth place with Evangelist Billy
Graham who has made the top 10 every year the survey has been taken
only other religious leader is the Dalai Lama, coming in at number 10
on the most admired list, right after Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck who
tied at number eight.
of State Hillary Clinton continues her nine year streak of being
named the most-admired woman. She is one of four first ladies on the
list, including Michelle Obama and Laura and Barbara Bush.
Alaska governor Sarah Palin was cited at number two, just before TV
host Oprah Winfrey.
of the woman are leaders from outside of the United States: from
England are Queen Elizabeth and former prime minister Margaret
Thatcher, as well as democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
on the list is Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State in the Bush
leaders and political figures, Angelina Jolie is the only actress to
be named among the top ten most-admired men and women.