Gallup released its list of “most admired” men and women of the year this week, and it was full of surprises.
Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the top spots, but a few high-profile Republicans also made the list.
In fact, three conservative women beat out pop singer Beyoncé, who sat at the bottom of the list.
According to Gallup, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, first lady Melania Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley are more admirable than Beyoncé and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
The poll asked 1,049 participants, “What woman that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most? And who is your second choice?”
The top ten most admired women in 2017 were Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Kate Middleton and Beyoncé Knowles.
Honestly, it is little wonder Beyoncé is at the bottom of the list considering how much hate she has generated in recent years. Most notable was the singer’s race baiting, anti-police stance.
From her racially charged Super Bowl performance, to videos slamming police, there is no doubt about where the singer stands.
To make her opinion even more well known, in 2016 Beyoncé penned an open letter to police in which she encouraged black people to stand up to police violence.
“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she wrote, adding, “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.”
Instead of sticking to music, the singer became an agitator, attempting to shove her views down the the throats of her fans.
It looks like her fans did not necessarily like being preached to and found other, more respectable, people to look up to.
Good for them.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of women who are more admirable than Beyoncé and it is good to see that Americans are waking up to that fact.
In case you were wondering, the top ten most admired men are Barack Obama, President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, Sen. John McCain, engineer Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders, billionaire Bill Gates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama and Vice president Mike Pence.
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