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Barack Obama Wins Most Admired Man of The Year Award For The 10th Time

Barack Obama Wins Most Admired Man of The Year Award For The 10th Time

Americans have named their most admired man and woman of the year—and neither currently lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In a Gallup poll released Wednesday, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were named the Most Admired Man and Woman for 2017.

Barack Obama Wins Most Admired Man of The Year Award For The 10th Time

This is the tenth consecutive year Obama has taken the man’s title, winning for the first time in 2008 and then every year of his presidency. This is his first win as a former president. Clinton has taken the woman’s title for 16 consecutive years and held the title a total of 22 times—more than any other winner of the Gallup poll. Eleanor Roosevelt is the closest runner-up with 12 total wins.

While Obama and Clinton have continued to capture the hearts and admiration of Americans, the margin of their wins is smaller than in years past. Gallup notes that Clinton won with just 9% of the vote this year—the smallest percentage since 2002 when she took the title with 7%. Ironically, however, she managed to eke out a win in the same poll in which she registered a personal low favorable rating. Clinton edged out Michelle Obama, who took second place with 7% of the vote.

Obama led with 17% while Trump, who is suffering brutally low approval ratings as his first year in the White House comes to a close, was second with 14%. In 2016, Obama led Trump by 22% to 15%.

source: fortune

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