National Journal conducted an online survey about women in Washington between June 19 and June 22. The questions were e-mailed to professionals in the executive branch, Congress, and the private sector.
Below is a gallery of the top five women who advance the cause of women in Washington, according to the survey results.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton topped the list, with 65 percent.(HENG SMITH/AP)
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came in second, with 7 percent.(ROGELIO V. SOLIS/AP)
First lady Michelle Obama finished third with 4 percent.(JOHN RAOUX/AP)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., finished fourth with 3 percent.(HARAZ N. GHANBARI/AP)
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (right), seen here alongside Clinton, rounded out the top five, with 3 percent.(STEPHAN SAVOIA/AP)