The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Newt Gingrich, America’s Sixth-Most-Admired Man?


The good news for Newt Gingrich, from his campaign:

Newt Gingrich was named the 6th Most Admired Man in 2011 today in USA Today/Gallup’s annual survey of Americans. Gingrich is the only GOP presidential candidate to make the top ten in the Most Admired Man, 2011 list. GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made the top ten list for Most Admired Woman, 2011.

The bit that his campaign didn’t mention in their release: He was named by all of . . . 1 percent.

President Obama was named by 17 percent; George W. Bush was named by 3 percent. Four percent named Sarah Palin as the woman they most admire, behind Michelle Obama at 5 percent, Oprah Winfrey at 7 percent, and Hillary Clinton at 17 percent.

Tags: Barack Obama , Michele Bachmann , Newt Gingrich , Sarah Palin


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