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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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KEYWORDS: gallup; hillary; mostadmired; obama
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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.”
___________________________________________________

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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To: All
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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