Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll


Barack Obama is America's Most Admired Man in a new Gallup poll. President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE followed close behind, with 14 percent.

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Gallup also found that about 25 percent of Americans polled can not name a man or a woman they admire most. The incumbent president has won 58 of those times.

Obama is only the second former president to win the "most admired" title, along with Dwight Eisenhower in 1967 and 1968. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner.

Mr. Trump's Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, was on the lower end of Gallup's findings, with just one percent saying he was their most admired person.

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Other notable names making the top 10 include Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, Oprah Winfrey and Sen. The last time someone else was named most-admired American woman was in 2001, when first lady Laura Bush took the title three months after the attacks of 9/11. Clinton narrowly topped Michelle Obama 9 to 7 percent.

Obama retaining his title this year is a bit unusual.

Finally, the poll also points out that although Clinton took the No. 1 spot for women this year, the likelihood that she will retain this honor in the future remains uncertain and will be "challenging in coming years with her political career likely over".

Wednesday's poll said 17% of its participants most admired Obama. Nine percent named a relative or companion as their most appreciated man and 13% did as such for their most respected lady.

Gallup, which has conducted its poll to determine the most admired person in the country 71 times since 1946 determines results "based on telephone interviews conducted December 4-11, 2017, with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia", according to Gallup.