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Barack Obama beat Donald Trump for the title of the 'most admired' man in America

Americans named Hillary Clinton the "most admired" woman for the 15th year in a row, according to Gallup's annual list. President Barack Obama was dubbed the most admired man.

Obama has won every year since 2008, when he beat out George W. Bush before even taking office, Politico reports. Donald Trump came in second to Obama, at 15 percent to the president's 22 percent. Pope Francis came in third, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Bill Graham, with former president Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tying for sixth place. The Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, in 10th place, rounded out the category.

Hillary Clinton has come in first in the Gallup poll a record 21 times. She was followed this year by Michelle Obama, who had 8 percent of the vote to Clinton's 12 percent. Other women to make the top 10 were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Elizabeth, human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.