Most admired men, women of 2012

Published: Jan 04 2013 12:05:12 PM EST

Each year, Gallup asks Americans to name the living man and woman they most admire. Here are the top 10 men and women Americans admired in 2012. (This year, three men tied for the ninth spot, so there is no No. 10 for the men.)

President Barack Obama, September 2012 rally
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No. 1: President Barack Obama

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