Most Respected Poll- Trump And Pope Francis Tie

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.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.