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Obama, Hillary Clinton top Gallup's most admired: Who else is on the list?

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both extended their winning streaks as the man and woman most admired by Americans. The women's list is more diverse than the men's.

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On the 2012 list, no one came close to either of the top finishers. Among women, first lady Michelle Obama came in second with 5 percent, followed by entertainment magnate Oprah Winfrey (4 percent); former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (3 percent); four tied at 2 percent each – former GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Queen Elizabeth II, and Mrs. Thatcher – and two tied at 1 percent each, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

On the men’s list for 2012, former South African President Nelson Mandela came in second with 3 percent, followed by four tied at 2 percent each – this year's GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the Rev. Billy Graham, the younger Mr. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI. Five men round out the Top 10 with 1 percent apiece: Mr. Clinton, the Dalai Lama, the elder Mr. Bush, Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, and Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona.


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