Hillary Clinton Wins Gallup “Most Admired Woman” Poll
But before anybody puts too much stake in it, the "Most Admired Man" was — George Bush.
Oprah Winfrey came in 2nd to Hillary, with 16% of the vote to 18% (which is within the margin of error and also a statistical tie). Hillary has won in 9 of the past 10 years, losing only in 2001 to Laura Bush (who scored 3% this year to tie with Angelina Jolie).
Bill Clinton got 8% of the vote to Bush’s 10%, also a statistical tie — last year, Bush led him 13% to 5%. Al Gore shot up in the poll as well, from 1% last year to 6^ this year. Barack Obama came in at 5%. Bill Gates tied the Pope and Colin Powell at 2%, and the Dalai Lama is right in there at 1% with Huckabee, Romney, McCain, Giulliani and Brad Pitt.
I guess being in the news helps, because Benazir Bhutto came in at 2%, and I can’t imagine in another year most people in this particular poll would’ve known who she was.
Poll results PDF here.