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Donald Trump, Pope Francis Tie in ‘Most Admired Man’ Gallup Poll

Religious figure, presidential candidate tie for second as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the most admired people in the world

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Donald Trump and Pope Francis tied for second in a new Gallup poll for most admired people in the world

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Donald Trump tied Pope Francis for the title of second most admired man in the world, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Both men lost the title to Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton was voted the world’s most admired woman.

The Gallup polls, which have been taken for both genders every year since 1948, asks respondents, “What woman or man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?”

The multi-billionaire hotelier and the leader of the Catholic Church earned 5 percent of the vote each; President Barack Obama won more than three times their respective shares, with 17 percent. Bernie Sanders ranked third in the poll, pulling 3 percent of the vote.

Bill Gates, Ben Carson, the Dalai Lama, George W. Bush and the Reverend Billy Graham earned 1 percent each.

For the 14th year in a row, Hillary Clinton won the distinction of most admired woman in the world in the survey. This was the 20th time the former first lady, senator and secretary of state has won the honor — a record for the poll. No other man or woman challenges Clinton’s performance, but former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was named the world’s most admired woman by Gallup 13 times.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai ranked second to Clinton among women this year, earning 5 percent of the vote to the Democratic frontrunner’s 13 percent. Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama tied for third place with 4 percent each, followed by Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Queen Elizabeth II, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at 2 percent each.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, one-time vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres also appeared on the list at 1 percent each.


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