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Wonder what you would find if you frisked America on who they admire most?

Answer: Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton are virtually tied as the most-admired woman.

Congratulations ladies! USA Today/Gallup poll reports:

The close finish by Clinton, named by 16% in the open-ended survey, and Palin, named by 15%, reflects the nation’s partisan divide. Clinton was cited by nearly 3 in 10 Democrats but only 6% of Republicans, Palin by a third of Republicans but less than 1% of Democrats.

Obama dominates the field among men at 30%, though his support also shows a partisan split. He was named by more than half of Democrats but just 7% of Republicans.

While the president’s job-approval rating has eroded during his first year in office, his standing as the most-admired man demonstrates “a very strong fan base,” says Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief. The only past presidents to score higher were George W. Bush in 2001, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, and John Kennedy in 1961.

Here’s the graphs:



Bravo Sarah Palin! After being the main target of the liberal mainstream media and Democratic Party for a year, coming within a percentage point (+/–4) of Hillary Clinton is really impressive. President Obama on the other hand – aside from the conservative blogosphere – hasn’t even came close to that type of scrutiny. It goes to show that what doesn’t kill you, truly makes you stronger.

*UPDATE* – December 30, 2009

Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue ” is number 3 on the non-fiction bestseller’s list in the Bay Area. This is really impressive considering many Bay Area bookstores refused to even carry it.

Read it and weep liberals:

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