Since leaving the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion for the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s profile has risen. As the United States ambassador to the U.N., Haley is visible on a worldwide level that few experience. Because of that, South Carolina’s former governor shows up on lists of who’s who and is ranked among other prominent people – not just politicians.
That’s the group Haley is included with in another poll. The Republican from Lexington is included in the gallup.com ranking of the most admired women of 2017.
Haley was included in the year-end poll for the first time. She rounded out the lower half of top-10 most admired women. Gallup Dec. 27 released their most admired man and woman lists with Indian American Nikki Haley cracking the list for the first time.
Topping the woman’s list was Hillary Clinton with 9 percent, followed by former first lady Michelle Obama with 7 percent. The top most admired man on Gallup’s list was former President Barack Obama, who notched 17 percent of responses. Obama was followed by current President Donald Trump who tallied 14 percent of responses.
It is the 10th consecutive year that both Clinton and Obama have topped their respective lists.
Others receiving votes in the most admired man list included Pope Francis, the Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. Sen. John McCain, Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Bill Gates, among others.
The most admired woman list included entertainer Oprah Winfrey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II and current first lady Melania Trump, among others.