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Americans have voted and the woman they most admire is former first lady Michelle Obama, according to a Gallup poll.

As reported by USA Today, this is the first time in 17 years a woman other than Hillary Clinton topped Gallup’s Most Admired Woman list.


Gallup’s annual survey, conducted Dec. 3-12 this year, asks Americans, in an open-ended question, to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. Gallup first asked the question in 1946 and has done so every year since, except 1976.

About 15 percent of those surveyed this year named Michelle Obama as the woman the most admire while Oprah Winfrey came in second with 5 percent of the votes. Clinton tied for third place with first lady Melania Trump. They each received 4 percent. Also on the list: Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ellen DeGeneres.

Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama was the winner among men for the 11th consecutive year.

Here’s the full list of the most admired women, 2018:

Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Hillary Clinton

Melania Trump

Queen Elizabeth

Angela Merkel

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ellen DeGeneres

Nikki Haley

Malala Yousafzai

Nancy Pelosi

The top 5 most admired men, 2018:

Barack Obama

Donald Trump

George W. Bush

Pope Francis

Bill Gates

To see the complete results of the Gallup poll, visit the website.

The Reporter Newspaper
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