Michelle Obama leaps into the lead of most admired women in US poll

Michelle Obama leaps into the lead of most admired women in US poll
Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP)
Updated 29 December 2018

Michelle Obama leaps into the lead of most admired women in US poll

Michelle Obama leaps into the lead of most admired women in US poll
  • Earlier this year, Obama was named the world’s second-most admired woman, behind Angelina Jolie, in a YouGov poll

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton has lost her top spot among the women most admired by people in the United States after 17 years to Michelle Obama, according to a new poll by Gallup.
Obama, whose recently published autobiography, “Becoming,” is a bestseller, was the choice of 15 percent of 1,025 people surveyed, up from 7 percent in 2017.
As first lady she took on a number of causes including an effort to fight obesity among children in the United States, calling for healthy eating and exercise.
She has also been a staunch advocate for women’s rights, both in and out of the White House.
Earlier this year, Obama was named the world’s second-most admired woman, behind Angelina Jolie, in a YouGov poll.
Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady who lost the 2016 presidential election, was now number three on the list published on Thursday, behind entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey.
On the men’s side, Michelle’s husband, former President Barack Obama, came in first.
Others who made the list include Melania Trump with 4 percent — the same as Hillary Clinton; Queen Elizabeth and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both with 2 percent.