Gallup: The Rev. Billy Graham Makes 'Most Admired' List 65th Straight Time

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 11:52 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
There’s something to be said for occupying the highest offices in the land: a lot of people respect you. The annual USA Today/Gallup Poll, taken Dec. 15-18, shows President Barack Obama is the most admired man in global politics, religion, entertainment, and culture. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman.

Billy Graham, Gallup, admired, obama, clintonBut there’s no way either of them — or anybody else, for that matter — ever will beat the staying power of the Rev. Billy Graham, who has a lock on the list, making it for the 65th straight year. The 93-year-old evangelist, mentioned by 2 percent of the participants, has made the top 10 every single time since Gallup began the poll in 1946.

Both Obama and Clinton earned 17 percent of the vote. Here’s a list of the top 10 for each gender.

Men
Obama: 17 percent
Former President George W. Bush: 3 percent
Former President Bill Clinton: 2 percent
The Rev. Billy Graham: 2 percent
Investment legend Warren Buffett: 2 percent
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: 1 percent
Real estate mogul Donald Trump: 1 percent
Pope Benedict XVI: 1 percent
Microsoft founder Bill Gates: 1 percent
Thomas Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1 percent

Obama replaced Bush at the top in 2008. Bush has made the list seven times, tying him with basketball icon Michael Jordan and the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow missed the top 10 by only one or two votes.

Women
Clinton: 17 percent
TV personality Oprah Winfrey: 7 percent
First lady Michelle Obama: 5 percent
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: 4 percent
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: 3 percent
Former first lady Laura Bush: 2 percent
Former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: 2 percent
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres: 2 percent
Queen Elizabeth: 2 percent
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann: 2 percent

Clinton has occupied the top spot a record 16 times, beating out the late first lady Eleanor Roosevelt at 13.

Editor's Note: Who do you admire in this years Republican Primary?  Vote now.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved