Former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton retained their titles among US adults as the most admired man and woman anywhere in the world in 2017 for the 10th consecutive year.
Àccording to a poll by the Gallup organisation, Obama edged out [President] Donald Trump by 17 per cent to 14 per cent, while Clinton edged out Michelle Obama by nine per cent to seven per cent.
Trump won handily among Republicans.
Thirty-five per cent name him as the man they admire most, with only one per cent Obama, the release explained.
In contrast, Obama led among Democrats, with 39 per cent mentioning him and three per cent mentioning Trump.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s nine per cent marked the lowest score she has received since 2002, when named by seven per cent, the release noted.
She has held the title a record 22 times in total, with Eleanor Roosevelt in second place with 13 wins.
Obama has been named the most admired man 10 times, trailing only President Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times, according to the release.
Obama won all eight years he was president, plus 2008, the year he was first elected, and this year, his first as a former president of the US.