Gallup asked Americans to name the man and the woman they most admire.
15% picked Donald Trump as the man they admire most.
12% picked Hillary Clinton as the woman they admire most.
Barack Obama won the male category for the ninth consecutive time, this time with 22%. Last year, he beat Trump 17% to 5%.
Hillary won first-place among women for the 21st time in her 25 years on the national scene. This was her 15th consecutive win.
Sadly, that resulted in zero Electoral College votes. Again.
Michelle Obama was second with 8%, her best showing ever. Nevertheless, she became the first First Lady to fail to win this even once in her eight-year reign.
Indeed, Sarah Palin beat her for second place (to Hillary) in 2009, 15% to 7% and in 2010, 12% to 5%.
Billy Graham made the Top Ten for the 60th time, finishing fifth at 1%.
The pope was third at 5%.
Gallup noted: "Trump has finished in the top 10 five prior times -- in 1988, 1989, 1990, 2011 and 2015."
Overnight success, right?
The man I admire most is Edwin Encarnacion. The Indians signed him to a three-year contract, and two days later the Browns got their first win of the season. Now those are immediate results you don't see every day.
The woman I admire most is my Mom.
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