Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America’s most admired woman

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President Donald Trump came in second to Obama for the Most Admired Man title for a fourth straight year, Gallup says.

Michelle Obama is now on a tour to promote her book, "Becoming", which became the best-selling book released in 2018. Her sold-out book tours have packed stadiums throughout the country with celebrities interviewing her in front of thousands of people.

Other names cracking the top of the list include Queen Elizabeth II, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and activist Malala Yousafzai.

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton's 17-year run as the woman Americans admire most is over.

This year marks only the 13th time in 72 measurements the incumbent president did not win. She also appeared on the campaign trail ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, where crowds received her with open arms as she took jabs at the Trump administration.

The Gallup poll has been conducted every year since 1946 with just one exception - 1976.

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About 15 percent of survey participants named Michelle Obama this year.

As for the most admired woman, Michelle Obama is now at the top of America's list.

Both Sen. John McCain and Rev. Billy Graham are absent from this year's list due to their recent passing. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey came in second with 5 percent of the votes.

The annual survey was conducted December 3-12, Gallup says. Eisenhower won the distinction 12 times; before, during and after his two terms as president in the 50's.

George W Bush, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Mike Pence complete the men's list.

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