(Reuters) - Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.
Obama topped the annual list for the sixth consecutive year, a typical ranking for a sitting U.S. president, the polling organization said.
But the percentage of those surveyed who choose him as the most admired man fell to 16 percent this year, down from 30 percent in 2012.
The president's job approval rating has dropped during a year marked by a botched healthcare rollout and stalled legislative initiatives at the start of his second term.
A few things to notice here.
Sadly Barack Obama is still ranked as the world's most admired living man.
His approval rating is cut in half, not because he was exposed as a dictator and a fraud. Not because he is now known around the world as a liar and a philanderer. But because he failed to fully implement his policies and his socialized medicine dictates did not go as smoothly as forecast. People in America wanted it! And they wanted his dictatorship to work.
Hillary Clinton is listed as the world's most admired living woman in 2013 in spite of being the Secretary of State during the Benghazi tragedy which, to this day seems like a giant cover-up leading straight to her office and beyond. This was, at best, a terrible display of incompetence and a worst a deliberate scheme to murder American citizens in Libya.
So what's the point? There is an election coming up in 2014; one that could decide the ultimate Obama legacy. Right now there are sufficient checks in place in the House to stop his lame-duck agenda. However if the Democrats gain a super-majority, control of both the House and Senate with enough votes to secure all liberal platform goals, well - it will be the perfect storm in America - suicide by Liberalism.