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Michelle Obama Ends Hillary Clinton’s 17-Year Run as America’s Most Admired Woman

Former first lady Michelle Obama has been named America’s most-admired woman, ending Hillary Clinton’s 17 years in the top spot. Oprah Winfrey was second in the Gallup poll, with Clinton and Melania Trump next. Gallup’s annual survey, conducted earlier in December, asks Americans, in an open-ended question, to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. The survey has been running since 1946. Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ellen DeGeneres, Nikki Haley, Malala Yousafzai, and Nancy Pelosi also made the list. Barack Obama topped the men’s list, beating Donald Trump into second place and George W. Bush into third. Barack Obama is now just one first-place finish short of tying Dwight Eisenhower for the most times being Most Admired Man. Eisenhower won the distinction 12 times from 1953 through 1960, as well as in 1950, 1952, 1967, and 1968.