Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012
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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God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.
Who did Gallup call, WATTS, CA?
“God help us. This once great society is on the verge of collapse.”
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.
Mitt Romney?? Really? Seriously??
The pope. Billy Graham. Obama. Which one doesn’t belong?
No longer on the verge.
It is gone.
Aw, I would have thought Kim Kardashian would have made the list.
When you go, let me know if there’s any homes/property for sale in the neighborhood. Things are at an obvious end, here.
The sooner we collapse th better.
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!
Thats funny they top my most despised list. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are numbers 3 & 4.
It has long been suspected the “polls” were biased or even rigged, now here is the proof....
A lot of people got ‘admired’ confused with ‘despised’.
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?
You bailed out? Did you leave?
I think they confused it with 'famous'. After all, if somebody is famous they must be admirable, right? Right...? :)
Just curious and speaking of famous, was Adolf Hitler ever on America’s most admired list before the second world war?
So you're good with obama and Mandella, eh?
“When you go, let me know if theres 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.
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.
I am gobsmacked by Romney’s name...completely gobsmacked it was included at all. It takes alot to gobsmack me.
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"
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?
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.
Have the Founders cast their pearls before swine?
The first two worship God.
The other believes he IS god.
TIME 'Man of the Year' 1938.. Adolf Hitler
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.
Low information voters strike again.
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.
I am no fan of Romney, we might of had a slim chance with him though, now what do we face?
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.”
utter complete failures...most admired my ass...maybe by idiots and morons...they are the 51% now
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.
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.
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!
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?
Savvy people understand that the MSM -- and Gallup serves the MSM -- distorts reality. The reality is different than what the MSM says it is.
Yep, and now they're crying the loudest.
I'll say no more.
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..
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!!
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?
“Are the subhuman murderous troglodyte muslim filth getting a foothold over there, yet?”
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.
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.