The Gallup poll for the most admired list asks Americans to specify the man and woman, both living, that they admire the most. Obama topped the list in both 2012 and again in 2013, though his numbers dropped significantly. The president received 30 percent of the votes in 2012, but just 16 percent in 2013.
The most admired list put Hillary Clinton on top for the woman's designation. This is the 18th time she has had that honor. Clinton received 21 percent of the votes in 2012, but was slightly down with 15 percent in 2013.
Other notable vote recipients in the men's category included George W. Bush and Pope Francis with 4 percent each, along with Billy Graham and Bill Clinton with 2 percent each. Top ladies included Oprah Winfrey at 6 percent and both Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin with 5 percent a piece.
While the “Most Admired” list results garner some surprise, the results seem to clearly indicate the votes are spread across quite a number of popular figures.