Poll: Donald Trump and Pope Francis are tied for second-most admired man in America

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Americans admire Hillary Clinton and President Obama most in 2015, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Based on how often each is in the public eye, that's not exactly a shocker. In fact, they've earned the titles for the past 14 and eight years straight, respectively.

But a closer look at the runners-up for the most admired man in the survey of 824 U.S. adults is a little more head-scratching. Behind Obama's 17 percent of the vote, there are two men tied for second place with 5 percent. When asked to name a man — any living man in the world — they admired most in 2015, equal numbers of people chose Pope Francis and Donald Trump. Let that sink in, and take comfort that there's a 4 percentage-point margin of error in either direction.

On the women's side, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, and First Lady Michelle Obama all racked up some points as most admired, but none came close to snagging Clinton's 13 percent. Check out Gallup's full results here.

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