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Obama is the 'most admired man' in Gallup's poll for the 10th year in a row


U.S. adults have chosen former President Barack Obama as the man they admire most worldwide for the tenth consecutive year, according to a new Gallup poll.

Seventeen percent picked Obama for 2017’s most admired man in the survey released Wednesday.

Obama snuck past President Trump, who placed second with 14 percent after his first year in the White House.

Pope Francis trailed a distant third at 3 percent, followed by a three-way tie for fourth place at 2 percent.

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The tie consisted of the Rev. Billy Graham, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Tesla inventor Elon Musk.

Six men rounded out the top five with 1 percent apiece, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the Dalai Lama and Vice President Mike Pence also made Gallup’s list.

U.S. adults also selected Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, as the most admired woman worldwide for the 16th year running in Wednesday’s poll.

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Nine percent picked Clinton, who squeaked past former first lady Michelle Obama’s 7 percent for the top honor.

Television host Oprah Winfrey ranked third at 4 percent, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took fourth with 3 percent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Queen Elizabeth II grabbed 2 percent each for the ranking’s No. 5 slot.

Gallup has asked the most admired man question 71 times since 1946, neglecting to include the query only in 1976.

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The incumbent president has won the distinction 58 of those times, and Wednesday’s results are the second time Obama has bested Trump in the poll.

U.S. adults also named Obama their most admired man last year, with 22 percent naming him to Trump’s 15 percent.

The polling firm’s latest survey of 1,049 U.S. adults was conducted via telephone interviews from Dec. 4-11. It has a 4 percent margin of error.

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