Gallup poll: Top 5 men and women admired by Americans
Gallup released its annual “Most Admired” poll Monday. Since the organization started surveying people about this in 1946, sitting presidents have held the No. 1 spot for men 52 times. How did President Obama fare in the 2010 ranking? Read on to learn who earned the Top 5 spots for both men and women in the Gallup poll.
5. Bill Gates and Condoleezza Rice
The Microsoft chairman and former secretary of State each got 2 percent of the vote in the Gallup survey. This is the same spot that Ms. Rice held last year, and it's a slight move up for Mr. Gates, who held the seventh-place spot for men last year.
Rice was followed in the rankings by Queen Elizabeth II (making her 43rd appearance in the Top 10 – a record), Angelina Jolie, Margaret Thatcher, and a tie among Aung San Suu Kyi, Laura Bush, and Barbara Bush. Gates finished just ahead of a wide-ranging group of men made up of Pope Benedict XVI, Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, Glenn Beck, and the Dalai Lama.