Gallup released its annual list of the men and women who Americans admire most, and this year it’s a good list, with a few exceptions. Obama and Hillary Clinton still sit at #1 on their respective lists, but Trump has climbed up at #2 on the list for men, joined on that list by Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Clinton’s and Obama’s standings this year are more tenuous than in the past. The 9% who name Clinton is the lowest percentage she has received since 2002, when 7% named her in another close first-place finish. Clinton won the title this year in the same poll she registered a personal low favorable rating. This indicates she remains top of mind for enough people who like her to be named more than any other woman in response to the open-ended question, finishing ahead of some women who may be better liked overall but are not as prominent in people’s minds.