US President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are once again the reigning king and queen of the America's Most Admired list. Obama was cited by 22% of Americans polled in the USA TODAY/Gallup survey, down from 32% and 30% in 2008 and 2009. So while he has topped the list for three years, the more he governs, the less popular he is. Still, he runs roughshod over his competition: former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ran second and third with 5% and 4%, respectively. They were followed by Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, Pope Benedict XVI, Rev. Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, Glenn Beck and the Dalai Lama. On the women's side, Clinton is first for the 9th consecutive year and the 15th time in the last 18 years. She topped Sarah Palin, 17% to 12% -- a bigger margin than last year's 16%-15% squeeker. Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama finished third and fourth. The only years since 1993 that Clinton didn't top the list were in 2001, when new first lady Laura Bush got the honours while Clinton was in her freshman year as a New York senator, and twice as first lady in the 1990s when she was bested by Mother Teresa.