I think it’s fair to say that no one polled Republicans on this. I think it’s fair to say that in the Republican circle, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the worst people in the world, not necessarily because of who they are or what they’ve done, but because of what party they belong to.
Republicans view everything through a political lens. But I digress.
The Gallup polls, which have been taken for both genders every year since 1948, asks respondents, “What woman or man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?”
The multi-billionaire hotelier and the leader of the Catholic Church earned 5 percent of the vote each; President Barack Obama won more than three times their respective shares, with 17 percent. Bernie Sanders ranked third in the poll, pulling 3 percent of the vote.
Bill Gates, Ben Carson, the Dalai Lama, George W. Bush and the Reverend Billy Graham earned 1 percent each.
For the 14th year in a row, Hillary Clinton won the distinction of most admired woman in the world in the survey. This was the 20th time the former first lady, senator and secretary of state has won the honor — a record for the poll.