With President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump riding high from their historic Christmas trip to Iraq this week, twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been hit with some very bad news: Her prestigious sixteen-year streak has officially ended in bitter humiliation.
According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, for the first time in 17 years, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not voted as the woman Americans most admire.
Former first lady Michelle Obama was named the woman Americans admire most in the world, with 15 percent of those surveyed choosing her. Oprah Winfrey came in second place, amassing only 5 percent of the vote, with Clinton coming in tied at third with Melania Trump at 4 percent.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has been named America’s most admired woman of 2018, according to a Gallup poll. This is the first time in 17 years that someone other than Hillary Clinton was at the top of the list, according to Gallup. As for the most admired man, former President Barack Obama won for the 11th year in a row.
The annual survey asks Americans to name the man and woman they admire most, living anywhere in the world. Mrs. Obama placed first, with 15 percent of people naming her, followed by Oprah Winfrey, who was mentioned 5 percent of the time. Hillary Clinton and Melania Trump followed with 4 percent mentioning each. [Source: CBS News]
According to The Daily Caller, when looking at the breakdown for Democrats who were surveyed, Clinton finished tied with Winfrey and behind Obama. Conversely, the former presidential candidate received less than 0.5 percent of the vote from Republicans.
Former President Barack Obama won the award as the man most admired by Americans for the eleventh consecutive year. President Donald Trump came in second place this year, finishing with 13 percent compared to 19 percent for his predecessor.
The last time Hillary was not voted “most admired” was in 2001, when then-first lady Laura Bush won the honor. However, Clinton also won four consecutive years prior to Bush’s victory. So, Clinton has won the award for 20 of the last 21 years.
Gallup attributed this year’s poll results to the fact that Hillary has “retreated to private life” in recent months while Michelle Obama is back in the spotlight thanks to her book tour:
The year 2018 brought about a change at the top of Gallup’s Most Admired Woman list for the first time in 17 years, with Hillary Clinton falling back now that she has more fully retreated to private life after a long career as first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state and two-time presidential candidate. Michelle Obama stepped into that void as she has authored a best-selling autobiography and is promoting it with a major tour of large U.S. arenas.
Of course, social media users had a thing or two to say about the poll. “Michael Obama most admired woman of the year!?” remarked Facebook user Nick F Cerutti. “That’s like Caitlyn Jenner being named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2015. Who did they poll!?”
“The Gallop Poll is as impressive as The Nobel Prize ~~~~WORTHLESS!!!!!!!” commented Teresia Williams, eluding to the fact that Barack Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize shortly after being elected president, at a time when he had yet to accomplish anything of note. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has gotten more done in two years as Commander-in-Chief than any of his predecessors ever did, but you don’t see anyone jumping up and down to nominate him for that honor.
It certainly isn’t any wonder that fewer and fewer Americans admire Hillary Clinton as time goes by. She’s brought nothing but embarrassment to our country. By next year, she’ll be lucky to make the list at all.