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Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012
Gallup ^ | 12/31/2012 | Frank Newport

Posted on 12/31/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans again this year name Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man living in any part of the world. Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman each of the last 11 years, and Obama has been the Most Admired Man five years in a row. First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.

These results are based on a Dec. 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll. Gallup's "Most Admired" question is open-ended, asking Americans to name, without prompting, the man and the woman they most admire living in any part of the world. Gallup first asked Americans to name their Most Admired Man in 1946, and in 1948 expanded the question to both genders. The question was not asked in 1976, and in 1967 only the Most Admired Man question was asked.

The open-ended nature of the question produces the names of people with high top-of-mind name identification, most often hailing from the world of government and politics; the list also includes individuals who have become famous serving humanitarian causes and others whose fame comes from the business and entertainment worlds.

This year, seven of those on the top 10 Most Admired Man list are from the world of U.S. government and politics: Obama, Romney, the two George Bushes, Bill Clinton, Ron Paul, and John McCain. One is from international politics -- Nelson Mandela -- and three are from religious vocations -- Billy Graham, Pope Benedict XVI, and the Dalai Lama.

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1 posted on 12/31/2012 4:02:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 4:05:06 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: SeekAndFind

Who did Gallup call, WATTS, CA?


3 posted on 12/31/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: tennmountainman

“God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.”
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Exactly right. Over half of Americans have lost their minds, yet their are still FReepers on here that want to condemn ME for bailing out of the new USSA, the land of nuts, fruits, and Commies.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by AlexW
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To: tennmountainman

Mitt Romney?? Really? Seriously??


5 posted on 12/31/2012 4:11:20 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: tennmountainman

The pope. Billy Graham. Obama. Which one doesn’t belong?


6 posted on 12/31/2012 4:12:06 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: tennmountainman

No longer on the verge.

It is gone.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 4:15:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aw, I would have thought Kim Kardashian would have made the list.


8 posted on 12/31/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by fhayek
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To: AlexW

When you go, let me know if there’s any homes/property for sale in the neighborhood. Things are at an obvious end, here.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 4:20:31 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: SeekAndFind

             

10 posted on 12/31/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

The sooner we collapse th better.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 4:23:22 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess.. Was it 0bama calling for the ouster of American ally Mubarak that did it? Or maybe 0bama NOT calling for the ouster of the 0bama-funded Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi after he declared himself ‘dictator’ that did it?.. Maybe the rejection of the Keystone pipeline? Or possibly 0bama’s granting amnesty for illegals, without consent of our Congress, to openly invade America and get free health care that AMERICANS pay for did the trick? Or how about 0bama allowing Americans to DIE in Benghazi because he was worried about how a failed rescue attempt might harm his re-election chances? Or how about telling America that various State Dept. personnel have been ‘let go’ over Benghazi only to find out THEY ARE STILL ON THE PAYROLL!! So many LIES, so much adoration for our celebrity president!!! Or how about stealing an election through voter fraud? Or bashing a filmmaker instead of terrorists? Or insisting Ft. Hood was ‘workplace violence’? Or maybe it was 0bama’s quote “”The future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet Mohammed”” that America loved hearing so much? There’s such a long list of ‘accomplishments’.. These are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head!! I’m probably omitting the one that really won Americans over!


12 posted on 12/31/2012 4:25:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats funny they top my most despised list. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are numbers 3 & 4.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 4:26:17 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It has long been suspected the “polls” were biased or even rigged, now here is the proof....


15 posted on 12/31/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of people got ‘admired’ confused with ‘despised’.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: yoe

RE: It has long been suspected the “polls” were biased or even rigged, now here is the proof....

How then do we explained MOST of the polls this year that correctly predicted Obama’s victory?


17 posted on 12/31/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AlexW

You bailed out? Did you leave?


18 posted on 12/31/2012 4:31:50 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: shove_it
A lot of people got ‘admired’ confused with ‘despised’.

I think they confused it with 'famous'. After all, if somebody is famous they must be admirable, right? Right...? :)

19 posted on 12/31/2012 4:32:42 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Just curious and speaking of famous, was Adolf Hitler ever on America’s most admired list before the second world war?


20 posted on 12/31/2012 4:34:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: DallasSun
Mitt Romney?? Really? Seriously??

So you're good with obama and Mandella, eh?

21 posted on 12/31/2012 4:37:50 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: carriage_hill

“When you go, let me know if there’s any homes/property for sale in the neighborhood. Things are at an obvious end, here.”
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Well, I left some time ago, first to central Europe.
I am now in the Philippines, since 2009.
Foreigners here can not own property, but you can lease it, even for 30 years or more.
I rent a nice little two room furnished cottage at a beach
for $100 per month.
I have a Philippine wife and our two year old baby boy.

We do not need a car here. I go by bicycle anywhere in town, or by bus to the cities.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 4:38:43 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Who did Gallup call, WATTS, CA?

I think they called those people who were willing props for Obummer's little fiscal cliff chastising speechy thing today. Useful idiots love their masters.

23 posted on 12/31/2012 4:42:16 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I am gobsmacked by Romney’s name...completely gobsmacked it was included at all. It takes alot to gobsmack me.


24 posted on 12/31/2012 4:42:19 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: AlexW
yet their are still FReepers on here that want to condemn ME for bailing out of the new USSA, the land of nuts, fruits, and Commies.

Their are?

You bail out on your Country and think it is some thing to prousd of?

Why would we give a flying flick what you have to say?

Please tell me, fair weather "FRiend"

25 posted on 12/31/2012 4:42:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: AlexW

RE: but you can lease it, even for 30 years or more.

Does this lease INCREASE in value and can you “sell” your lease at a higher price before the 30 years are up?


26 posted on 12/31/2012 4:42:48 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The polls needed to match the aftermath of the fraud, right? Conspiracy? Yes, just like the major media barely covering Benghazi, one of the most criminal cover-ups ever to not rock a presidency.


27 posted on 12/31/2012 4:42:48 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Have the Founders cast their pearls before swine?


28 posted on 12/31/2012 4:43:26 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The first two worship God.

The other believes he IS god.


29 posted on 12/31/2012 4:44:05 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

TIME 'Man of the Year' 1938.. Adolf Hitler

30 posted on 12/31/2012 4:44:43 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: AlexW

RE: I rent a nice little two room furnished cottage at a beach
for $100 per month.

Not trying to scare you, but a lot of the beach front properties in New York and NJ were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

I hope you don’t live near a typhoon prone area.


31 posted on 12/31/2012 4:45:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Low information voters strike again.


32 posted on 12/31/2012 4:45:27 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well, we could all be limited to telling you that we don’t admire Obama or Mandela, but the rest of us just took that for granted, and moved on to other names on the list.

Is that OK? Romney sucks as a human being, and since only weeks ago he was the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, pro-Romneycare GOP presidential candidate, he is worth mentioning as a disappointing surprise on the list.


33 posted on 12/31/2012 4:46:01 PM PST by ansel12
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To: DallasSun
I'm more "gobsmacked" by obama's name, but that's just me. I'd actually be looking forward to a new year with Romney as POTUS Elect, not so much with bammie.

I am no fan of Romney, we might of had a slim chance with him though, now what do we face?

34 posted on 12/31/2012 4:47:40 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Being on the Cover of TIME magazine’s PERSON OF THE YEAR does not necessarily make one the most admired. It could even make him/her the most hated.

TIME explains it as -— a person, group, idea or object that “for better or for WORSE, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year.”


35 posted on 12/31/2012 4:47:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: tennmountainman

utter complete failures...most admired my ass...maybe by idiots and morons...they are the 51% now


36 posted on 12/31/2012 4:48:25 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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Reminds me of the old Soviet newspaper spoofs in Playboy. "Polls show as always, Comrade Brezhnev first in popularity for nine straight years, followed by Comrade Kosygin for seven straight years, Comrade Dobrynin for the last five years, and Comrade Gromyko for the past twenty two years, since the glorious times of Comrade Stalin and unparalleled prosperity."
37 posted on 12/31/2012 4:49:25 PM PST by Luke21
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To: AlexW

Are the subhuman murderous troglodyte muslim filth getting a foothold over there, yet? I worry about not being as well-armed somewhere else, as I am here. Also, I’d want 20ac or more for SHTF. It does sound like a very idyllic life you three have; I admire that... All The Best.


38 posted on 12/31/2012 4:50:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

RE: I am no fan of Romney, we might of had a slim chance with him though, now what do we face?

Many FReepers and other conservatives who SAT OUT this election rather than pull the lever for Romney are just as responsible for helping Obama win.

They’d rather see the country go to hell for sure than take the slim chance it might not.


39 posted on 12/31/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Las Vegas Ron

All of us will probably be gobsmacked by different ones. I am not surprised the president of the united states is respected by most polled. They usually are. But Romney? Respected? Gobsmacked I tell you!


40 posted on 12/31/2012 4:53:07 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: ansel12
Is that OK? Romney sucks as a human being, and since only weeks ago he was the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, pro-Romneycare GOP presidential candidate, he is worth mentioning as a disappointing surprise on the list.

No.

And ombama is what?

Oh yeah, he's a marxist anti American traitor bent on destroying the USA.

But that's okay cause you see, Romney is the things you listed in your post, things most of us here do not abide by, ergo obama is a much better choice.....right?

41 posted on 12/31/2012 4:54:12 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gullible people think this poll represents reality, and are gullied right into holding pretty much everyone around them in contempt. They have been manipulated into becoming like Frenchmen -- they scorn America and Americans, because they believe the MSM and polls like this.

Savvy people understand that the MSM -- and Gallup serves the MSM -- distorts reality. The reality is different than what the MSM says it is.

42 posted on 12/31/2012 4:55:58 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: SeekAndFind
Many FReepers and other conservatives who SAT OUT this election rather than pull the lever for Romney are just as responsible for helping Obama win.

Yep, and now they're crying the loudest.

I'll say no more.

43 posted on 12/31/2012 4:58:03 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: carriage_hill

If you’re Caucasian you’ll need to avoid the Muslim terrorist group in the Philippines, Abu Sayaaf. I think they hide out in the surrounding islands..


44 posted on 12/31/2012 5:02:40 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: All
Actually, I'll say one thing more. To hell with this, it's New Years Eve, the last day of 2012. I think I will go put on some good music, enjoy the hot leftover turkey sandwiches we're going to make for dinner and enjoy my evening.

I wish all of you the very best of what this new year might bring and thank you for, well, just being FReepers.

Happy New Year everyone!!

45 posted on 12/31/2012 5:02:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Luke21; SeekAndFind

46 posted on 12/31/2012 5:04:06 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No the Romney supporters and backers are responsible for the disaster of Mitt Romney.

Romney should have never become a major personality in the republican party, and surely not it’s presidential candidate.

With 20 years of running for office and spending 55 million of his own, he has a single, failed term in office to show for his entire life.
A single term as a loser governor, who failed in his quest for reelection, and left office with 34% approval, damaged the state party, and turned the seat over to the democrats, and you guys thought that he was going to be president?


47 posted on 12/31/2012 5:04:36 PM PST by ansel12
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To: carriage_hill

“Are the subhuman murderous troglodyte muslim filth getting a foothold over there, yet?”
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The Muzzies have, for some time, had an autonomous region
in western Mindanao, but I have yet to see a single Muslim
in my four years here on Cebu.
Cebu is listed by Travel and Leisure magazine as the third best island in all of Asia.

The Philippines is still a third world country, and one has to be able to adapt.


48 posted on 12/31/2012 5:05:54 PM PST by AlexW
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To: 4Liberty

oops. :(


49 posted on 12/31/2012 5:08:16 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: SeekAndFind
Many FReepers and other conservatives who SAT OUT this election rather than pull the lever for Romney are just as responsible for helping Obama win. They’d rather see the country go to hell for sure than take the slim chance it might not.

Oh, cut the crybaby crap.

Enough Americans saw that the price of your "slim chance" was oxymoronic: elect liberalism to defeat liberalism. Romney lost because he was a loser.

He was the line in the sand, the bridge too far. Deal with it.

50 posted on 12/31/2012 5:10:12 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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