The annual Gallup Poll of the Most Respected Men and Women of 2015 is out and there were a couple of big surprises. Topping the poll as the most respected man was President Barack Obama, which is not a surprise because traditionally the man in the White House gets the nod from those polled.
On the women’s side of the Gallup Poll the most respected person was Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, senator from New York and Secretary of State topped the chart. She is also heading into 2016 as the person to beat for the Democrats presidential nomination.
The real surprise comes in the number two slot on the men’s side as Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner for their presidential nomination tied with none other than Pope Francis, according to the results of the latest Gallup survey released Monday. The President got 13 percent of the vote while the Pope and Mr. Trump tied with 5 percent of the vote from those who were polled.
Over on the women’s side coming in second to Clinton on the list was the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, 18 year old Malala Yousafzai who garnered 5 percent of the vote. The young woman from Pakistan, is known worldwide as an activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
She was closely followed by Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama tied with 4 percent.