Trump Ranked ‘American’s Most Admired Man’ In Gallup Poll, Edging Out Barack Obama For First Time
President Donald Trump won the title of America’s most-admired man for 2020, according to Gallup’s annual survey conducted on December 1-17, ending former President Barack Obama‘s 12-year run with the title.
“Barack Obama was toppled from the top spot and President Trump claimed the title of the year’s Most Admired Man. Trump number one, Obama number two, and Joe Biden a very distant number three. That’s also rather odd given the fact that on November 3rd, Biden allegedly racked up
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2020
This year’s results marked the 10th time Trump has finished among the 10 most admired men and the 15th time Obama had.
Eighteen percent of adults in the U.S. named Trump when asked which man “living anywhere in the world they admire most.” Fifteen percent named Obama, President-elect Joe Biden following in third place.
When asked which woman people admired most this year, 10 percent responded with Michelle Obama, 6 percent with Kamala Harris and 4 percent with First Lady Melania Trump, putting all three women in the top three spots.
The results of the poll were split along party lines, 48 percent of Republicans choosing Trump and 32 percent of Democrats naming Obama. The two tied in the vote of independents, each earning 11 percent, while Biden earned 3 percent.
The list of most-admired women also included former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and climate activist Greta Thunberg.