Former first lady Michelle Obama is the woman Americans admire most in the world according to a new Gallup poll.
Gallup pollsters asked over 1,000 U.S. residents to name the person they most admired, and a full 15 percent of respondents said Michelle Obama. Entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey came in second, with 5 percent of the vote.
For the last 17 years, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton topped the poll. This year, she tied with current first lady Melania Trump; each received 4 percent of votes. Obama has come in second behind Clinton three times.
A former lawyer, Michelle Obama’s ability to relate to younger audiences and audiences of color has helped her to become one of the most prominent first ladies in recent history. She is currently dazzling crowds on a book tour, and her immense popularity among Democrats has led many to call on her to run for president of the United States herself. However, as Blavity reported, she has repeatedly said she has no desire to do so.
The forever FLOTUS' achievement was matched by her husband, former president Barack Obama. He was voted America's most admired man for the 11th time, netting 19 percent of the vote.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is the only man to have topped the list more than Obama; the general and former president was voted America's most admired man a total of 12 times.
This year, President Trump came in second on the men's side, with 13 percent of votes. With 2 percent of the vote, former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis tied for number three.
Except for 1976, Gallup has asked Americans which man and woman in the world they admire most every year since 1946.
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