Obama earned 22 percent of the combined responses, followed by President-elect Donald Trump at 15 percent.Read more at TheFederalistpapers
Following the president and the president-elect, Pope Francis earned the distinction of the third-most admired man by Americans. Former Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in fourth.
The Rev. Billy Graham, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Dalai Lama, former President Bill Clinton, billionaire Bill Gates and Vice President-elect Mike Pence also top the list of the men most admired by Americans.
Gallup also asked Americans who their first and second choices were for the woman whom they admire most. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won 12 percent of the combined responses, followed by first lady Michelle Obama at 8 percent.
Clinton and Obama were followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Alaska Gov.