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Gallup: Most admired man and woman of 2012 are…

posted at 11:05 am on December 31, 2012 by

exactly whom you’d expect. You have to screw up awfully badly as president not to win this award each year — Obama won it in 2008, when Bush’s approval rating was south of 30 percent — and you have to do something awfully remarkable as a woman to dislodge Hillary from the top spot. She’s won this poll every year since 1997 except one — 2001, when Bush’s popularity soared after 9/11 and delivered the title to Laura. Hillary’s been named most admired among her gender 17 times, the most by any man or woman since Gallup started taking this poll in the late 1940s. Number two: Eleanor Roosevelt, who was most admired 13 times. Number three: The guy who planned D-Day and then presided over the golden age of American prosperity in the 50s. He won it 12 times.

Take two minutes and skim the complete list of annual winners. Ike’s appearances are particularly interesting. He won it in 1950 and 1952 as the public soured on Truman over Korea, won it all eight years he was president, and then won again long after he’d left public life in 1967 and 1968 as the public soured on Johnson over Vietnam. Go figure that, amid a failing war and late 60s social tumult, the public’s thoughts would turn to Dwight Eisenhower as an alternative.

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Hillary Clinton has been the most admired woman in America for almost 15 years? What exactly has she been doing that’s so admirable? Looking the other way while Bill gets blown in the Oval Office? Failing to get HillaryCare passed? Losing to Barack Obama? Getting the blue flu to avoid accountability for Benghazi? Bringing pant suits back into style? Remaining in the closet while other lesbians are coming out left and right? What? What am I missing here?

CrustyB on December 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

That’s enough to make you lose your lunch.

gophergirl on December 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM

gophergirl on December 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM

not good but remember the con vote is basically split or apathetic at best.

IR-MN on December 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Gross.

Kensington on December 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Too many complete fing idiots in this country. They are going to stupid us into outright poverty at some point.

WisCon on December 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Even Al Bundy admired Eisenhower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK8gytvGf_Y

pervcon on December 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM

You have to screw up awfully badly as president not to win this award each year…

So how do you explain That One’s win?

Mr. Prodigy on December 31, 2012 at 2:01 PM

They must have spelled my name wrong…

Valkyriepundit on December 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

To paraphrase Nietzsche, Americans are by far the worst experience of my life…

claudius on December 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Then again, I suppose Biden could have won.

claudius on December 31, 2012 at 6:45 PM

‘Choom Boy’ and ‘Sister Blood Clot’!

Pork-Chop on December 31, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Surely it must be John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

hillbillyjim on December 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Hillary? Michelle is not going to be happy about this.

SagebrushPuppet on January 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM

That Hillary Clinton is admired AT ALL, BY ANYONE in this country explains perfectly why we are where we are today.

Barack Obama too. Only Obama could make Lane Kiffin look qualified for whatever job he currently holds.

SAMinVA on January 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

More proof the media aren’t doing their job.

TimBuk3 on January 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I’m afraid to look at the full list. Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on it?

Buy Danish on January 1, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I don’t know why Hillary is the most admired woman. I see absolutely no appeal to her.

terryannonline on January 1, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Don’t believe any of this sh1t. I used to work for a publication that didn’t like the results of a survey, so they just made up their own results. The lib media (and research orgs) are gonna get the results they want, no matter what.

The Rogue Tomato on January 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM

George Orwell is laughing his ass off somewhere now.

44Magnum on January 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM


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