Hillary Clinton greets supporters in Ohio during the primary.
According to a USA Today/Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton is No. 1 on the list of “Most Admired Women,” a spot the New York Senator and next secretary of state has held for 13 of the past 16 years. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin came in second.
Gallup’s Lydia Saad reports:
“Clinton is the first choice for Most Admired Women among Democrats and Independents. Palin is the first choice among Republicans and the second choice among independents.”
“This is the seventh consecutive year that Hillary Clinton has secured top billing as Americans' Most Admired Woman -- and the 13th year she has made the top ten since her first appearance on the list in 1993. The 20% naming Clinton this year is comparable to what she received in 2007 (18%), but falls short of the 28% naming her in 1998.”
President-elect Barack Obama topped the list of "Most Admired Men." Second on the list was President George W. Bush.
“Democrats overwhelming name Barack Obama as the man they most admire, with Bill Clinton ranking second. Obama also ranks first among independents, although not with nearly as many mentions as among Democrats. Among Republicans, George W. Bush ranks first, named by 15%, followed closely by John McCain, with 9%.”