President Obama beat Donald Trump as the most admired man in 2016, a new Gallup poll shows.
Twenty-two percent of those polled listed Obama as the most admired man, while Trump came in second with 15 percent.
"It is Obama's ninth consecutive win, but the seven-percentage-point margin this year is his narrowest victory yet," Gallup notes in report on the poll results.
Here's how the poll breaks down:
- Pope Francis (4 percent); Bernie Sanders (2 percent) and the Rev. Billy Graham (1) percent round out the top five admired men.
- Obama beat Trump 17 percent to five percent in last year's poll.
- Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman for the 21st time with 12 percent; Michelle Obama was second with 8 percent.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3 percent); Oprah Winfrey (3 percent) and Ellen DeGeneres (2 percent) complete the top five.
"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been the most admired man and woman every year since 2008," according to Gallup, "Now, as both move into the post political phase of their careers, their future status as most admired is uncertain.
"Given the prominence of incumbent presidents as the most admired man, Trump may be the favorite to win the distinction next year, provided he does not have low job-approval ratings in 2017."
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