A new Gallup poll again hands the secretary of state the title of the “most admired woman” in the world, with 21 percent selecting her. First lady Michelle Obama comes in a distant second at 5 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey at 4 percent.
Okay well all of that makes sense, I even kind of understand Condi Rice at the number four spot, but Palin at five? WTF?
So what is she so admired for?
Her political presence? There isn't one.
Her intelligence? Seriously?
Her reality show career? Hah!
Her parenting? Double Hah!
Seriously I simply do NOT get it.
I went to the actual Gallup site to see if it was the way the question was asked. This is what they said:
The open-ended nature of the question produces the names of people with high top-of-mind name identification, most often hailing from the world of government and politics; the list also includes individuals who have become famous serving humanitarian causes and others whose fame comes from the business and entertainment worlds.
Okay so essentially it is based on name recognition.
These are the names of people that the individuals asked knew off of the top of their heads. And sadly Palin was mentioned quite a lot this last year. Sure mostly it was to mock her, or use her as a comparison for how badly the Paul Ryan pick was, but you not THAT bad.
I would LOVE to have heard a follow up question asking the respondents WHY they chose who they chose. I think for those who chose Palin wall you would hear is the sound of crickets.
If it makes you feel any better look who shows up as3rd, 4th, and 5th on the mens side of the poll.
Guess which polling group is now the LEAST admired? Yeah, that's right Gallup.