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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired people in America

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 11:08am IST | Agency: ANI

President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in America, a new poll has found.

According to Gallup Poll, nearly 16 percent of Americans said they most admired Obama.

The poll found that Clinton led among women with 15 percent of Americans liking her.

Obama and Clinton top the Gallup poll for the sixth consecutive year.

According to Politico, Obama is a dozen points ahead of the next contenders, former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis, who each got 4 percent.

Former President Bill Clinton got 2 percent, and former Rep. Ron Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former President Jimmy Carter each got 1 percent.

Behind Hillary were Oprah Winfrey, with 6 percent, and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and First Lady Michelle Obama, each with 5 percent.

This is the 18th time that Clinton has topped the list as most admired woman in America, a record in Gallup's polling history, and it's her 12th year in a row.

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