Gallup poll: President Obama is 'Most Admired Man' in US


President Obama has again been named the nation's most admired man. This is the 9th consecutive year participants in the annual Gallup poll have placed him at the top.

That puts Obama not far behind Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was bestowed the honor a record 12 times. Donald Trump landed in 2nd place for the second year in a row.

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It's not uncommon for presidents-elect to take a back seat to those already in office. The only two U.S. leaders who garnered the top ranking prior to their inaugurations are Obama and Eisenhower.

Rounding out the top 5 in the 2016 survey are, in order, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders, and Billy Graham.

In the category of most admired woman, Hillary Clinton rose above all others. 2016 marks her 21st appearance in the number 1 slot, reports the Washington Post.

Michelle Obama was ranked second and German Chancellor Angela Merkel 3rd. 4th and 5th places went to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, respectively.

The Gallup poll was conducted between December 7 and December 11 and involved the participation of 1,028 adult Americans.