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Obama, Hillary are "most admired" people in U.S.

2010-12-28 02:47:53 GMT2010-12-28 10:47:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

US President Barack Obama (AFP File Photo)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles during a meeting at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon November 19, 2010. (Reuters File Photo)

BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. renowned research organization Gallup unveiled on Monday its annual list of Americans’ "Most Admired" men and women, which is based on a poll held around the country.

Since the organization started the survey in 1946, U.S. presidents have occupied the No.1 spot for men 52 times. And how about President Obama in the 2010 rankings?

Following are the top 5 spots for both men and women on the list:

No. 5 Bill Gates and Condoleezza Rice

  Chairman of Microsoft, philanthropist and former U.S. Secretary of State

  No. 4 Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama

  Former South African President and U.S. first lady

  No. 3 Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey

  Former U.S. president and talk show host

  No. 2 George W. Bush and Sarah Palin

  Former U.S. president and former Alaska Governor

  No. 1 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

  U.S. president and U.S. Secretary of State

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