Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

by Susie Olson December 28, 2017, 0:40
Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

Following a year in which he achieved new lows in approval ratings for a new president, Trump is now the first chief executive to not win Gallup's Most Admired Man poll in the first year of his presidency since, uh, ever. He was followed by President Trump at 14%, the only finisher even close to Obama's 17%.

Barack Obama edged his successor as the most admired man for 2017, a Gallup poll finds, marking the first time since 2008 when a sitting president didn't win the annual accolade. Of the respondents, 9 percent favored Clinton while 7 percent favored Obama in the survey, which had a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

"Trump's unpopularity is holding him back from winning the most admired distinction", Gallup's Jeffrey Jones wrote.

Although Trump won easily among Republicans, with 35 percent naming him as the man they admire most, Obama led among both Democrats, with 39 percent naming him, and independents, with 12 percent saying they admire him most, according to the results. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner.

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"Hillary Clinton has been named most admired more than any woman - or man - in Gallup's polling history". Nevertheless, Clinton retained enough support among the public to top every other woman on the list.

Results are based on telephone interviews conducted with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

Other notable names making the top 10 include Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, Oprah Winfrey and Sen.

"She has held the title 22 times in total, more than anyone else". That means she has won the title more than any other woman, with Eleanor Roosevelt coming in second with 13 wins.


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