Obama, Clinton top annual Gallup survey of most admired Americans

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     President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold hands as they walk off stage after both spoke at a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

    President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hold hands as they walk off stage after both spoke at a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    It’s the time of the year when we ask Americans to name the man and the woman living anywhere in the world whom they most admire.

    The top 10 most admired men — in order — are Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders, Reverend Billy Graham, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and Mike Pence.

    The president usually wins, but there have been occasions when he did not. One of these was in 2008, after Obama had been elected but Bush was still president. Other non-presidents who won include Henry Kissinger and Douglas MacArthur.

    As for women, Hillary Clinton has won this honor for 15 straight years. The last time she didn’t win was 2001 when Laura Bush won. All told, Clinton has been #1 for 21 years, all the way back to 1993.

    Listen to the conversation below for more on this year’s most admired Americans.

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