US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently contending with difficult medical issues, but she can take comfort in knowing that according to the Gallup Poll,
she is the world's most-admired woman.
Twenty-one percent of those asked chose Clinton who surpassed First Lady Michelle Obama
who gained 5% of the votes and Oprah Winfrey who gained 4%.
This title is familiar to the Secretary of State. This is the 17th time she has been named most-admired in the past 20 years. Clinton recently stated that she intends to take a break from politics but her popularity may lead her to change her mind before the 2016 elections.
First place goes to Democratic camp (Photo: AP)
The poll also examined the world's most popular men. US President Barack Obama, who has been dealing with the "fiscal cliff"
over the past days, has maintained his title from last year as the most-admired man in the world.
Thirty percent of those surveyed voted for the American president, who won by a landslide leaving Former South African President Nelson Mandela
at a distant second.
Following Mandela on the list is Obama's defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney
and Former US President George W. Bush. Surprisingly, the Secretary of State's husband, Former US President Bill Clinton won a solitary 1% of the votes.
The poll also revealed that four out of five of the places on the most-admired female list either were or are politicians. Of the men, seven out of 11 served in American governmental positions.
Another interesting finding is that in the battle between Democrats and Republicans, the Obama-Clinton camp was clearly victorious. Of the most-admired female candidates, only 5% are Republicans
while 26% are Democrats and of the males, 7% are Republican and 31% are Democrats on the US political map.
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