Clintons Are Most Admired Man, Woman
Saturday, January 2, 1999; Page A2
Despite scandal and impeachment, President Clinton was again named the nation's most admired man, and Hillary Rodham Clinton was the most admired woman in the Gallup Poll's annual survey.
Clinton was selected by 18 percent of those questioned, becoming the top choice for the sixth year in a row. Last year, he was selected by 14 percent of those Gallup surveyed.
The Gallup Organization noted that sitting presidents are usually selected by Americans as the most admired person.
Pope John Paul II was runner-up, named by 7 percent. The Rev. Billy Graham was third, making the list for a 35th time. Basketball star Michael Jordan and retiring Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), a pioneering astronaut who recently flew a space shuttle mission, rounded out the top five.
Hillary Clinton was the most admired woman for a second year, named by 28 percent of those surveyed. She was followed by television personality Oprah Winfrey, American Red Cross President Elizabeth Hanford Dole, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and former first lady Barbara Bush.
The Dec. 28-29 poll of 1,005 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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