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Michelle Obama voted most admired woman, knocks Hillary Clinton from top spot: Gallup

Former First Lady Michelle Obama was voted the woman most admired in a Gallup poll by Americans this year, taking Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years. Clinton has been in the top ten 27 times, finishing as the most admired woman 22 times - more than any other man or woman.

This year, 15 percent said Michelle Obama. The former first lady recently released a memoir, "Becoming."

The Queen finished in the top 10 for the 50th time, according to Gallup.

Barack Obama was most admired man for the 11th year in a row, with 19 percent naming the former president for this category. President Donald Trump finished second for the fourth consecutive year.

With the exception of 1976.The poll has been carried out yearly since 1946.

According to Gallup, Democrats and Republicans had dominant favorites for Most Admired Man, with 35% of Democrats naming Obama and 32% of Republicans naming Trump. Independents were slightly more likely to name Obama (13%) than Trump (10%), while Republicans more often mentioned Obama (7%) than Democrats did Trump (1%).

Gallup also reports that, Michelle Obama emerged as Democrats' favorite for Most Admired Woman, with 28% naming her, compared with 7% for Winfrey and 7% for Clinton. Obama also won by a significant margin among independents. Melania Trump was the top finisher among Republicans, at 9%, with Obama and Winfrey getting 5% each.

Gallup surveyed a random selection of 1,025 adults from Dec. 3 to Dec. 12.

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