Monday, December 31, 2012

Hillary tops most admired list

For a record 17th time, Hillary Clinton has topped Gallup's list of Americans' most admired women. As Chris Cillizza points out, that's the 17th time in the last 20 years she's done that.


1. Hillary Clinton 21%

2. Michelle Obama 5%

3. Oprah Winfrey 4%

4. Condi Rice 3%

5. Sarah Palin, Malala Yousafzai, Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher 2%

9. Aung San Suu Kyi 1%

10. Kate Middleton 1%

As for who's finished first most often, Hillary hits 17, Eleanor Roosevelt hits 13, Thatcher hits 6, Jacki Kennedy hits 5, Mother Teresa a surprisingly low 4, and Golda Meir, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan 3 times.


1. Barack Obama 30%

2. Nelson Mandela 3%

3. Mitt Romney, Bill Graham, George W. Bush, the Pope 2%

7. Bill Clinton, The Dalai Lama, George H.W. Bush, Ron Paul, and John McCain 1%

As for who's finished first most often among men, it's Eisenhower at 12 times, Reagan and Clinton at 8 times, George W. Bush at 7, Obama 5 times, and LBJ (the president; not the Heat), Nixon, and George H.W. Bush at 4 times.