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Billy Graham has been named in the Gallup Poll’s top 10 “most admired men” list for a record 50th time. In a poll taken in mid-December, the 88-year-old evangelist came in fifth. Ranked before him, in order, were President George W. Bush, former president Bill Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and Senator Barack Obama (D., Ill.). The men ranking behind Graham, in order, were former secretary of state Colin Powell, Pope Benedict XVI, former South African president Nelson Mandela, former president George H. W. Bush and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Graham has been ranked in the poll almost every year—starting in 1955—that the question was asked by the Gallup Organization. Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.) topped the Gallup list of most admired women for the 11th time. She has placed in one of the top two spots every year since 1993. Oprah Winfrey came in second for the fifth year in a row, followed by Condoleeza Rice and Laura Bush.

 

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