(CNN) - While the two might never face each other on an election ballot, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton narrowly edges out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in one new poll: Americans' most admired woman.
In a new survey by Gallup, 16 percent of Americans named Clinton as the woman they most admire, while Sarah Palin won the admiration of 15 percent. Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama come in at No. 3 and No. 4 with 8 percent and 7 percent respectively.
Other women making the list with 1 percent each include former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, poet Maya Angelou, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren.
"Hillary Clinton has now been named Most Admired Woman 14 times since 1993, spanning her career as first lady, New York senator, and now secretary of state," Gallup states. "The three times she has not finished first during this time, she earned second place (to Laura Bush in 2001 and to Mother Teresa in 1995 and 1996)."
Meanwhile, President Obama is clearly America's most admired man this year, with 30 percent of those surveyed naming the new president. Former President George W. Bush comes in a distant second with 4 percent while former South Africa President Nelson Mandela scores 3 percent in the poll.
Tied at 2 percent each are talk-radio host Glenn Beck, Pope Benedict XVI, the Rev. Billy Graham, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
At 1 percent each are Arizona Sen. John McCain, former President George H.W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and embattled golf legend Tiger Woods.
Gallup notes that "Billy Graham and Queen Elizabeth II have been the two individuals with the most top 10 finishes on the Most Admired Man and Woman lists, with Graham doing so a record 53 times and the British monarch achieving that distinction 42 times."
Gallup surveyed 1,025 Americans from December 11-13 and the poll carries a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.