New Gallup Poll Asked Americans To Name Their ‘Most Admired Man’. They Chose Obama Over Trump
According to new survey data from Gallup, former President Obama is America’s “most admired man” for the 10th consecutive year.
The annual poll has been taken every year but one since 1946, and asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice.
Obama came in first this year, with 17 percent of the vote. President Trump followed close behind, with 14 percent. Following the current president was Pope Frances (3 percent) and Rev. Billy Graham (2 percent), with several other political, spiritual and business leaders, including John McCain, Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Dalai Lama.
Trump is one of few incumbent presidents who have not been named the most admired among all Americans.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on the list for the first time.
Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row, with 9 percent of mentions, followed by Michelle Obama, with 7 percent, and Oprah Winfrey, with 4 percent.
Clinton has been named most admired more than any other man or woman in polling history, according to Gallup, who notes in a release that her polling numbers this year were the lowest in the past 15 years, making it unlikely for her to hold the top title for much longer.
A quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admired most, according to Gallup, and about a tenth named a relative or friend as their most admired.