Americans Named These Two Abortion Activists as Their Most-Admired People in the World

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 28, 2015   |   3:58PM   |   Washington, DC

In Gallup’s annual poll about the people who Americans admire the most, abortion advocates Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama won the top spots in 2015.

Despite winning the “most-admired” title, the two famous politicians are losing support, according to the poll released Monday. Both Clinton and Obama have ranked first on the Gallup poll before, but Gallup reported that both received lower percentages this year than they have in the past. Clinton received 13 percent of votes on the women’s list, while Obama received 17 percent on the men’s. Gallup also said it is typical for Americans to name the sitting U.S. president as the most admired man.

Perhaps their abortion policies have something to do with the drop in support. Clinton and Obama are some of the most radical pro-abortion politicians in U.S. history, supporting abortion for any reason at any time in pregnancy.

Clinton, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports complete, unrestricted abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. The abortion industry believes she will work to expand abortion if elected.

In a Sept. 20 interview with CBS’ Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson, Hillary Clinton revealed that she wouldn’t support a federal limit on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” in the name of a “woman’s right to choose.”



Obama, who has been labeled the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history, voted against protections for babies who survive abortions and admitted that he would support aborting his own grandchild. He also has threatened to veto just about any pro-life bill that reaches his desk.

These two politicians’ stance on abortion is out of touch with most Americans. Polls consistently find that most Americans oppose late-term abortions and want abortions to be more heavily restricted. A January 2015 poll from Marist University found that 84 percent of Americans want significant restrictions on abortion, and would limit abortions to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. This includes almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) who identify themselves as “pro-choice” who support such abortion limits and oppose late-term abortions.

Several pro-life and human rights advocates also made Gallup’s most-admired list for 2015.

Ranking second as the most admired woman was Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl who received the Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out against child labor and trafficking. Pro-life Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin also ranked in the top 10 most-admired women, according to the poll.

In the male category, Pope Francis and Republican presidential contender Donald Trump tied for second, according to Gallup. Both are pro-life. Other pro-lifers who ranked include Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, former President George W. Bush and the Rev. Billy Graham.