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Gallup Poll’s New Math: Hillary’s ‘Most Admired’…at 61 Percent Disapproval

Posted on 28 December 2017

<p>One of the most annoying polling stories of the year is Gallup’s Most Admired poll, since it asks 1,000 Americans who they admire, and offers no menu of choices. Here’s the CNN.com headline this year: “Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired.” But does that mean Hillary is popular? Even Watkins reported Hillary “won” this poll with just nine percent of respondents stating her name. Now let’s look at the same Gallup polling organization, earlier this month: “Her favorable rating has fallen five percentage points since June to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%.”</p>