Clinton was the top choice among Democrats, with 26% naming her, followed by Michelle Obama at 18%.
Republicans did not have a consensus choice -- 5% named Queen Elizabeth, 4% each named Clinton and De Generes, and 3% each named Rice and Palin.
Implications Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been the most admired man and woman every year since 2008.
Now, as both move into the post-political phase of their careers, their future status as most admired is uncertain.
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Americans are split on whether Donald Trump will do more to unite or more to divide the country.
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