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Poll: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Most Admired by Americans

"Connecticut teachers" and US troops also responses in latest Gallup poll

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A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll on whom Americans admire the most reveals something new, and something not so new: Hillary Rodham Clinton is once again the most admired woman, and Barack Obama is once again the most admired man.

But the emotional scars of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre evoked an unusual answer from some poll respondents. For the first time, the public put "Connecticut teachers" and "U.S. troops" on their lists of admired individuals.