- The Washington Times - Monday, December 28, 2015

President Obama and Hillary Clinton were the most admired man and woman of 2015, according to a Gallup survey that had Pope Francis and 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a tie for second behind Mr. Obama.

Mr. Obama was named by 17 percent of respondents in the poll taken Dec. 2-6, followed by Pope Francis and Mr. Trump at 5 percent apiece, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 3 percent, and tech mogul Bill Gates at 2 percent.

Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, was named by 13 percent of respondents, and was followed by Malala Yousafzai at 5 percent and Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama at 4 percent apiece.

Mrs. Clinton has been named the most admired woman for the past 14 years and 20 times in all, the most ever. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is second, having been named 13 times.

Mr. Obama, who has been named eight times, is now in a tie for second all-time with former Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. They trail former President Dwight Eisenhower, who was named 12 times.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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