Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama 'Most Admired' People - Again
The people have spoken, again.
Despite a rocky year for Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama and have both held on to their reign as the most admired man and woman in America, coming in with strong leads ahead of of Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Pope Francis and former President Bill Clinton, according to Gallup's annual poll.
This is the president's seventh consecutive year topping the "most admired" list - a not-so surprising feat as sitting president's have typically held this spot.
Clinton, who is widely expected to announce a bid for president next year, has held the "most admired woman" title 17 times in the past 18 years - breaking the streak only once, in 2001, when then-First Lady Laura Bush snatched the top spot following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Even so, Clinton only received 12 percent of the vote this year, a number which has steadily declined over the past few years. In 2012, 21 percent of people chose her as the most admired woman and in 2013 that number dropped to 15.
Following Clinton on the most admired women's list is Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, Condoleezza Rice and First Lady Michelle Obama, who dropped one spot since last year. Sarah Palin, Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton also made the list with 2 percent of the vote each. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a rising star in the Democratic Party, made it to the top 10 list as well - drawing in 1 percent of the vote, along with Laura Bush.
The men's most admired list is equally, if not more, eclectic.
Following President Obama, who got 19 percent of the vote (a 3 percent boost since last year), is Pope Francis, Bill Clinton and Rev. Bill Graham, who has now made it to the top 10 list a record 58 times, according to Gallup.
Others on list of most admired men, include Dr. Ben Carson, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Bill O'Reilly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin.