Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Run as the ‘Most Admired’ Man, Gallup Polls Finds

President Donald Trump is ending former President Barack Obama‘s 12-year run as the man that Americans say they admire the most. 

On Tuesday, Gallup released its annual poll that asks, “What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?”

The new poll found that 18% of respondents say they most admire Trump, 15% chose Obama, 6% chose President-elect Joe Biden, and 3% chose Dr. Anthony Fauci. 

Obama was tied with Dwight Eisenhower for the most mentions as the most admired man.

The polling outlet notes that in 60 of the 74-years it has asked the question, the incumbent president has been the most admired man. However, for the first two years of Trump’s presidency, the majority of respondents said they admired Obama the most, with Trump coming in second place.

Trump tied Obama for the title in 2019. 

This year, 48% of Republicans said they admire Trump, while 32% of Democrats said the same of Obama, and 13% of Democrats chose Biden.

Respondents also said they most admire Michelle Obama, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris coming in second place, and First Lady Melania Trump taking the third spot.  

Responses

  1. I find it very impressive that Obama held this title for 12 years! He held it all the while Trump was President. If Biden would change the rules so that Presidents can have 3 terms in office maybe Obama could run again in 2024 against Trump!!! This years respondents voted for Michele and Kamala over Melania!!! I’m sure Melania doesn’t care, do you????

  2. TRUMP FOR THE WIN!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!! Take that Oblamea and for all, you are Hillary’s meddling with a sitting POTUS!!!!

      1. WHAT is it that you perceive the rest of the world has known all along? That there are 183 Americans that “admire” Trump?? (18% of 1018 respondents is 183.) Dear Lord, the world knows that 74M Americans VOTED for the guy whose COVID handling resulted in 348,000 DEATHS. Our adversaries are laughing and our allies are shaking their heads in disbelief.

    1. Appears that you brought out the usual children with their endless droning on and on. Good for you.

  3. Were the respondents asked WHAT it is they admire about the individuals they named? Serial adultery, 5 bankruptcies, 30,000 lies, superspreader host, lack of knowledge of science, history and geography, autocratic tendencies, loss of billion dollars over a decade, schizophrenic inability to recognize reality? Uncertain what it is 183 of 1,018 respondents found to admire about Trump.

    LOL…..No one tell Trump, but the margin of error in the polling was +/-4%

    1. “Uncertain what it is 183 of 1,018 respondents found to admire about Trump.” Phyllis

      They tell us here on IJR every day.

      Until recently, they liked him because he was going to “own the libs”. He would “show them”, “stick it to them”. What that they really meant was “we want white wealthy power to have the upper hand again” and, for a while, this loser would gave it to them.

      Fortunately, some Cult-45 have backed off supporting His Majesty because, you know, they only like winners and King Donald The Loser is NOT a winner anymore. For some reason, going from about 44% popularity, to 39% recently, is not winning. I don’t know why they would think that NOW.

      Speaking about polls. Did you see the latest Rasmussen poll in which they advocate people to go against the Constitution, etc? Weird. I thought polling companies were supposed to put their finger on the pulse of the nation, not advocate for overthrowing our government. Some people never learn that they get manipulated by everyone who has a right-wing agenda. Sad.

      Your link is copied from your C drive, not the Internet.

  4. “This year, 48% of Republicans said they admire Trump, while 32% of Democrats said the same of Obama, and 13% of Democrats chose Biden.” Article

    So what does this tell us?

    For one, it tells us that, if one group of people admire a terrible person, they REALLY admire that person.

    It also tells us that if there is a bunch of “good guys” that it will be difficult for people to chose between them.

    1. Most Admired Man, 2020

      What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?

      % Mentioning Number of top 10 finishes
      Donald Trump 18 10
      Barack Obama 15 15
      Joe Biden 6 2
      Dr. Anthony Fauci 3 1
      Pope Francis 2 8
      Elon Musk 1 4
      Bernie Sanders 1 6
      Bill Gates 1 21
      LeBron James 1 1
      Dalai Lama 1 11

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