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Gallup: Americans admire Obama and Hillary more than any other man or woman, respectively

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The Gallup organization’s annual poll on Americans’ most admired men and women PLACES President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the top of the lists for their respective genders.

George W. Bush is ranked second among men, but he trails Obama by a margin of more than 4-to1.

Clinton ranks first among women for the ninth consecutive year.

Interestingly, nobody on either list is favored by more than 22 percent of respondents.

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  1. shawnnews

    There’s only a few people who weren’t political or religious figures: Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey. Our country isn’t in love with celebrities. It’s in love with authority figures. I didn’t think it was the American dream to rise up to have authority over people.
    That’s how the Republicans campaign — by simultaneuously sucking up to every institution of authority including big business, religion, the military and police, while trumpeting individulaism.
    Since the polls show Americans love authority figures or rich people, they’ve got nothing to lose.

  2. noboma4me

    Korean papers reporting Hillary to resign SOS in early 2011.

  3. “Clinton ranks first among women for the ninth consecutive year.”

    Is that Hillary or Bill?

  4. Mike Carroll

    I hate to say it but perhaps Abraham Lincoln was wrong.

  5. ross both do pretty well with the ladies. :)

  6. Mike Carroll: Your enigmatic comment arouses my curiosity.

    Explain yourself, sir.

    (I’m guessing that your reference is to something Lincoln never actually said. But I could be wrong.)

  7. Kevind1986

    Pat – I can’t speak for Carroll, but he might have meant this one:

    “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854.”

    The popularity of Obama and Hillary would seem to prove this statement wrong, just as Carroll stated.

    Ought to try reading the works of hard working and honest Americans – you can get a good sense of what this country is (and can be) about.

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