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Obama, Hillary Top Most-Admired Poll

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton topped the list of the most-admired men and women for the second year in a row. Each led their category with 17 percent of votes, beating out George W. Bush in the No. 2 spot for men and Oprah Winfrey—who has made the top 10 list 24 years in a row—for women. First lady Michelle Obama had the third slot, edging out Sarah Palin, who came in fourth. Former President Bill Clinton came in not far behind his wife, being the third-most admired man, followed by Billy Graham and Warren Buffett. But one third of all of the 1,000 participants listed no one as their most admired—and some people listed their own friends and family members instead.

December 28, 2011 2:19 PM