A new YouGov survey has found that the two titans of the Democratic Party, President Obama and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, have been named the most admired man and woman in the United States.
Here are the top 15 most admired men and women in the United States via YouGov:
None of the top contenders for the repugican pretender nomination made the list. There was no sign of Jeb, Christie, or Paul. Instead, the top repugican pretender candidate was Ben Carson at number nine on the men’s list and Sarah Palin in tenth among women. On the Democratic side, Bill Clinton was the fourth most admired man, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the sixth most admired woman. First Lady Michelle Obama was third among women. Condi Rice was fourth, and the shrub's momma was eleventh. And, 2012 reougican cabal nominee Mitt Romney was thirteenth on the men’s list.
The list was compiled by asking respondents two questions. Who do you most admire, and who do you truly admire? From a political point of view, this poll demonstrates the power of Clinton name. Bill and Hillary Clinton have a strong brand and powerful legacy to run on. Their years of supporting President Obama have smoothed over what remains of the divide from the 2008 primary and have established former Sec. Clinton as the dominant frontrunner in the Democratic Party.
On the repugican side, the fact that they couldn’t place a single active politician from their cabal in the top ten of either category illustrates the degree of damage that has been done to the repugican cabal brand. For repugicans, the list is full of has-beens/never-weres, ( Palin,Romney, Rice) and those that will never be (Carson).
The years that repugicans have spent trying to drag down and damage both Obama and Clinton are looking like a waste of time. The president has survived years of attacks by his repugicans critics and has emerged with rising poll numbers and admired status. The repugicans have been trying to attack former Sec. of State Clinton for years, and her status as a globally admired person remains as strong as ever.
The repugicans have spent nearly seven years on the attack, but the current (President Obama) and future (former Sec. of State Clinton) leaders of the Democratic Party remain as strong as ever.