The most admired women of 2010, according to the latest Gallup Poll, show distinctly that media personalities do not make the cut as far as role models go. It is politicians and first ladies and the ones who boost the careers of the politicians, who figure on the top 10 list.
There are only two star/media personalities on the list - Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey. The talk show queen, however, fell behind Sarah Palin on the lsit. Aung Suu Kyi is the only lady from the East who figures on the list.
Hillary Clinton has been crowned the 'Most Admired Woman' this year, her ninth consecutive year at No. 1.
In fact, the order of the top six women named in 2010 is identical to 2009, with Sarah Palin, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice, and Queen Elizabeth following Clinton. There is a tie for the 9th place amongst three ladies.
Queen Elizabeth makes her 43rd appearance in the top 10, a record for any woman. Winfrey enjoys both high ranking and longevity on the list, ranking second or third each year since 1997 although she never made it to the top spot.
Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Admired woman
1) Hilary Clinton - 17 percent votes
2) Sarah Palin - 12 percent votes
3) Oprah Winfrey - 11 percent votes
4) Michelle Obama - 5 percent votes
5) Condoleeza Rice - 2 percent votes
6) Queen Elizabeth - 2 percent votes
7) Angelina Jolie - 1 percent votes
8) Margaret Thatcher - 1 percent votes
9) Aung San Suu Kyi - 1 percent votes
9) Laura Bush - 1 percent votes
9) Barbara Bush - 1 percent votes
Results for this USA Today/Gallup poll was based on telephone interviews conducted with a random sample of 1,019 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the U.S., selected using random-digit-dial sampling.