Obamas are 2018’s most admired

People change. Politics changes. Times change. But the one thing that seldom changes is the annual Gallup poll of most admired people.

That changed this year somewhat. Hillary Clinton is out as the most admired woman after a 17-year run. In her place: Michelle Obama. Her husband, who now goes by “Michelle Obama’s husband” has the top spot for men, just as he has for the last 11 years.

Michelle Obama’s husband is closing in on Dwight Eisenhower’s record for longevity in first place, Gallup says.

Two long-time names dropped off the list this year: John McCain and Billy Graham. They both died, of course.

Failing to get any votes this year after scoring some last year: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Princess Kate, Beyonce, Jane Goodall, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Jeff Bezos.

  • Gary F

    My money is on RBG for next year.

    Or Amy Coney Barrett.

  • Erik Petersen

    In other news, there are people who think HRC and DJT are admirable….

    I would agree, Michelle Obama is plenty admirable.

    • JamieHX

      >>”In other news, there are people who think HRC and DJT are admirable….”<<

      How can you even put them together in that sentence? There's no comparison whatsoever. He is grotesque in every way. She IS admirable for many, many reasons, not the least of which is how she handled the 2016 election and its results.

      • emersonpie

        The story says HRC has finished first 22 times, more than any other woman or man.

      • QuietBlue

        It’s a statement of fact that people *find* both of them admirable, per the poll results. He didn’t say that anyone *should*.

      • Erik Petersen

        He’s more grotesque than her, assuredly. Her admirability is very questionable on its own though.

  • lindblomeagles

    Gallup, of course, got this right. Michelle Obama had the same flair for First Lady as other First Ladies, and Barack was a pretty good President. Regardless of what people think about Hillary, First Lady, Senator New York State, and Secretary of State, plus 2 near misses at the Oval Office is an impressive run for any American politician.