Former first lady Michelle Obama has won the title of most admired woman in the United States for the third year in a row, according to a Gallup poll released last Tuesday.
In a report by the American newspaper “The Hill”, writer Zach Bodric said that 10% of Americans who participated in the survey rated former President Barack Obama’s wife the most admired woman in 2020. Elected Vice President Kamala Harris came second at 6%. Of the opinions, then the current first lady Melania Trump with 4%, followed by the journalist Oprah Winfrey in fourth place with 3%.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Queen Elizabeth II got 2% of the vote.
The writer mentioned that the First Lady of the United States, whether current or former, has been chosen as the most admired woman, on 57 of the 71 polls conducted by Gallup since 1948.
Melania Trump has ranked in the top ten in the poll over the past four years, but has not ranked first on any occasion, while her husband, outgoing President Donald Trump, was named the most admired man this year for the first time.
Among the top ten in the current poll of the most admired women are newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Amy Connie Barrett and Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, both receiving 1% of the vote.
The writer pointed out that a number of other women scored 1% as well, but they were not mentioned in the first places because the media focused their focus on Thunberg and Barrett. These include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzi.