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Obama tops Trump as America's most-admired man

Former President Barack Obama is the man Americans admire most in the world, Gallup found in its annual survey. The results released Wednesday also found Americans named Hillary Clinton as their most-admired woman.

Gallup has asked Americans to name their most-admired man every year (except one) since 1946. In 58 of those 71 surveys, the incumbent president won top honors — marking a dubious distinction for President Trump, who finished second to his predecessor. Obama won with 17 percent to Trump's 14 percent, and the distinction was his 10th year in a row as most-admired man.

Clinton, however, is on an even longer winning streak than Obama. The former first lady, senator, secretary of state, and presidential nominee has won top honors among the world's women for a whopping 16 years in a row, narrowly besting former first lady Michelle Obama for the nod this year.

See Gallup's winners throughout history here.