Her reputation with the public remains high. In fact, she reached an unprecedented benchmark Monday when a Gallup poll named her the “most admired” woman in the nation for a record 17th time.
Since her first year as first lady in 1993, Clinton has lost the “most admired” Gallup vote only three times, to Mother Teresa in 1995 and 1996, and to Laura Bush in 2001.
“Hillary Clinton’s first-place finish this year further solidifies her position as the most often named Most Admired Woman in Gallup’s history,” writes Gallup editor Frank Newport.
Clinton beat out Eleanor Roosevelt, who won the vote 13 times, for this notional title. Margaret Thatcher is third, having finished on top in the voting six times.