Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Benedict XVI named among USA Today most-admired list


President Obama may have taken a hit in the November midterm elections but he has come out on top on another front, being named for the third year in a row as the most-admired man in a USA Today/Gallup Poll. 

The top spots on the list are dominated by politicians with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at numbers two and three. 

Former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates were named at four and five. 

Pope Benedict XVI actually tied for sixth place with Evangelist Billy Graham who has made the top 10 every year the survey has been taken since 1955. 

The only other religious leader is the Dalai Lama, coming in at number 10 on the most admired list, right after Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck who tied at number eight.

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