Obama, Hillary Clinton Most-Admired for 2011


Two former political rivals, but now colleagues, have topped the lists of the nation's most-admired men and women. President Barack Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sit atop the annual USA Today/Gallup poll, each with 17 percent of votes cast for men and women from the worlds of politics, religion, entertainment and culture.

Obama was followed by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, 93-year-old evangelist Billy Graham (who has been on the list since 1946), Warren Buffett, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Pope Benedict XVI, Bill Gates and Thomas Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Secretary of State was followed on the women's list by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Elizabeth II and Rep. Michele Bachmann.