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President Donald Trump laid an end to former President Barack Obama’s 12-year run as “Most Admired Man” in the US. This year, the annual Gallup survey named Trump as the “Most Admired Man” for 2020. This marks the tenth time Trump finished among the top 10. His popularity preceded his Presidency, as he received votes four times before entering politics. He received top-ten finishes in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 2011. 

RELATED: Gallup: Donald Trump, Barack Obama Tied as Most Admired Man in 2019

Gallup, an analytics and advisory company, conducted telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,018 adults across the country from December 1 to 17. The “Most Admired Man” and “Most Admired Woman” polls have taken place since 1946. 

The Presidential Advantage

The current President usually has an advantage in winning the “Most Admired Man” title. As it stands, the sitting US president won the award 60 out of 74 years. Trump tied with Obama last year for the number one spot and finished second in 2017 and 2018.  

This year, 18% of survey respondents voted for Trump. This is 3% higher than those who voted for Obama (15%). 6% chose President-elect Joe Biden, while 3% selected Dr. Anthony Fauci and 2% voted for Pope Francis. Five other personalities received 1% of the votes each. These are Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, NBA superstar LeBron James and the Dalai Lama.

Along Party Lines

Respondents were split along party lines. 48% of Republican voters named Trump. Meanwhile, 32% of Democrat supporters selected Obama as their man. Biden is the second-best choice for Democrats, getting 13% of the party votes.  For Republicans, only Trump got more than 2% of the GOP votes. Both Trump and Obama received 11% of independent voters, while Biden got 3%. Meanwhile, Fauci was the choice of 5 percent of Democrats but just 1 percent of Republicans.

The sitting U.S. president has been named the pollster’s most-admired man in 60 out of 74 years, including all eight years of Obama’s presidency and every year of George W. Bush’s presidency except for 2008. 

Michelle Obama Most Admired Woman

Meanwhile, the “Most Admired Woman” award went to former First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama garnered 10% of the total votes, while Vice President-elect Kamala Harris got 6%.  Current First Lady Melania Trump received 4% of the votes. A current or former first lady has been named the most admired woman 57 of the 71 times. Melania Trump joins Lady Bird Johnson and Bess Truman as the only other first ladies not to get the top place. 

Other top finalists for the “Most Admired Woman” awards include former talk show host Oprah Winfrey at fourth place. Then, Queen Elizabeth II, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Former State Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tied for fifth place. Each received 2% of the vote. In addition, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and climate activist Greta Thunberg rounded out the top ten. Both received 1% of the votes. 

Other Votes

In addition, some voters chose a relative or friend as their most admired. 11% of votes for “Most Admired Man” chose this option, while 16% did the same for the female version. Also, about 20% of those polled didn’t offer an opinion as to whom they most admire.

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31 Comments

  • MF says:

    They were paid

  • Phoenix says:

    I’m very afraid of where we’re we are headed as a country with the new”leadership “.

  • Nancy P. says:

    I DON’T EVEN THINK OBAMA WAS THE MOST ADMIRED MAN. WHAT WAS HE EVER NOTED FOR? BIDEN SHOULDN’T GO DOWN EITHER. TRUMP HAD SOME GREAT POINTS TO BE ADMIRED FOR, BUT ENVIORNMENTALLY, A FAILURE. SO AMONG THE (3) OF THEM, GUESS TRUMP REIGNS THE HIGHEST BUT “MOST ADMIRED” NOT CONVINCED.

  • Kara says:

    I believe he should be he has done more for the American people, I for one appreciate what he has accomplished regardless of all of the unwarranted impeachment & Spy Gate as well as Ukraine….which is a laughing matter now since we all know that was Biden & family corrupt dealings as well as with China owning Biden for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

  • Carlini says:

    There’s a big difference between the former honest and decent President Barack Obama and the corrupt present President Donald Trump, I agree that he has been very notorious conducting and adopting many and endless criminals activities as well as corrupted during his 4 years administration, if this is the way that Gallup choses an individual to be nominated as the most admired person,I applauds the nomination because in fact it was the MOST CORRUPTED PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Max says:

    Trump has been an outspoken, brash, stereotypical bull in a china shop businessman – a much needed change from the corrupt professional politicians we’ve had to endure for years in the past. He’s an experienced CEO – and that’s what America’s needed – not another lawyer simply feathering his nest. The politicians, on both sides of the aisle in Congress are scared to death that Trump is going reveal to America just how crooked they are – and it’s about time someone did! America has become complacent and politicians are taking great advantage of it. It’s past time to fix it, and the swamp truly needs to be drained.

  • MATT says:

    No the most corrupt president was obama. But now it will be the stealing biden. How do you win this award and lose the election. Election fraud thats how. And the media has covered for obama and now they are covering for biden. This is the election that cost Americans there freedom of elections, and you shall see there freedoms as well. Get ready for lockdown 2.0 under biden. It will be worse than anything you could imagine.

  • Lucien E Forbes says:

    Absolute heresy. This bumbling fool has no notion of the disaster he has delivered to the American people. Manners aside, on his watch we have lost hundreds of thousands Americans, lost world hegemony to the Chinese and seems to have been managed by Putin. He has no notion of swinish, illiterate following he has in America and the reverberation throughout the world. Complete misogynist disaster, not at all in keeping with either the Presidency or a decent US citizen.

  • Anonymous says:

    disgusting

  • Francis G Affolter says:

    then how did he loose the Election?

  • IRJ says:

    Yes, the most admirably disgraced.

    Simply put: the worst President, ever.

    One term and out for this bad loser.

  • Sheila L Smith says:

    The only president we have ever had that gave his salary to the military, active or disabled, who fought for each and every member of America, who respected the presidency – he didn’t put his feet upon the desk in the oval office and smoke a cigar, he was out working to get the people jobs to keep our economy going. Trying to keep what we worked for to stay with us, not for the ones who want to come here just for a free handout. He, like I, want the illegal to just want it bad enough to earn it – come here the right way. Politicians are out of control, Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union Address showed arrogance – disrespect. Maybe a businessman is what we needed and still need. If you hate him, just come up with a reason – not because somebody else says you should, find a true honest reason. Democrats just want to riot and loot – being paid to do so – when they don’t get their way. Bullies. President Donald Trump did NOT shy away from the bullies and YES, I admire him and salute him for it!

  • FedUp says:

    Carlini: You think Obama was honest? You’re a fool!!! He stole our tax money and gave it to Iran/Iraq who hates us! Get your head out of your ass!!!

  • B. Mation says:

    I more than adore him. I love him. He’s worked harder and done more for this country than anyone even realizes. Best President EVER Unfortunately, along with that, we’v sadly had to realize how many Communists are in our government who are i nteresteed in nothing more than Power to control us. I detest all the ignorant Commie wannabe’s. It’s embarrassing how hateful the Commie ignorant ungrateful rats are. Media are the biggest enemies–. Pure evil. O’s worshipers are the dumbest ever!
    Melania has my deepest respect for gracefully handling the slime bags who have relentlessly attacked her husband and family non-stop for over 4 years. Happy New Year (Hopefully_

  • George Gibbons says:

    What a joke the last 4 years have been! TRUMP, you are FIRED, along with your family!!!

  • Granny says:

    What the heck is admired about Michelle Obama she only looks out for her self and her family.

  • William M Stevens says:

    The only honor I think Trump is due is “biggest ass wipe of 2020”
    The only thing this AW thinks about is “what’s in it for me?” He is
    as dishonest (and possibly more so) than all of those criminals he has
    pardoned!

  • Granny says:

    President Trump deserves this honor and more❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Anonymous says:

    If he is such a great man why doesn’t he cut the salaries of the kackasses working in Congress and the senate. They don’t want to help the American people with s proper stimulus check but the wNt us to work out asses off to pay their ridiculous salaries and retirement pay that they can get for only working a few years, not to mention their free medical. He’s a bafoon and so are his selfish cronies. Most admired my ass!!! He gave the rich more tax breaks and more loopholes so they can treat us like shit. I do so hope and pray he goes to prison, Being an idiot in public may not be a crime but it should be. Income tax evasion and tax fraud however are…. just saying,

  • David says:

    Obama is and was a coward, traitor, corrupt, weak,. I don’t know one person that admired Obama. He is a disgrace to our country. I’d like to slap that smirk right off his face. Between the Clintons, Obamas and Biden’s, we gone into a full reverse of what this country was founded on.
    I don’t like Trumps ego….but the man did a lot for us, never got a fair chance and still out preformed the nasty, evil deep state. He made millions wake up to the fake news, the swamp, the corruption. Trump is a warrior and that’s what we need right now. He said many things that came out to be true. I just pray somehow he gets back into the presidency and will stop the fall of America. Yes, he deserves the award.

  • Judy Reinsfelder Ph. 443-731-1499 Home # Keith Rein says:

    What can we say, We love President Trump and the first lady.

  • J.Dwyer says:

    This Misanthropic, self centered, egocentric, self absorbed ass clown was voted ‘Most Admired’? Please tell me different.

    I have seen nothing thet would tend to dissuade from the above.

    Anytime I see him speaking, I know he is lying. Why? ‘His lips are moving, to borrow an old joke, yet all too true.

    This Donny Demento, who cannot see further than the length of his putter, our current president will not be remembered as an admired person but someone who is reviled by anyone who has half of a brain. ‘

    And, for the record, ( if you keep one), I am a proud and lifelong Conservative Republican, from the days that that description meant something honorable. It no longer does.

  • Beatrice Hunter says:

    In my opinion he is the most admired. I just wish he had won the election. I agree with him, there was some fraud votes that kept him from winning. I hope he comes back in 2024 and wins. I feel he will after 4 years of Biden.

  • WOLF says:

    OBVIOUSLY, to be a NOMINATED FIRST LADY IN TODAY’S WORLD: A WOMAN MUST 1st have to BE or BECOME a WORLD CLASS HUGE WHORE, since the names listing the TOP MOST ADMIRED LADIES list was 99& useless ass POLITICAL HO’s; OF 0% QUALITY IN MY BOOK!
    MICKEY OSLAMA!? REALLY? A FOOL BIMBO, MARRIED TO THE *SORRIEST POS AMERICAN TRAITOR* WHO SAT IN THE POTUS SEAT WHILE SELLING OUT & BETRAYING AMERICA!!!
    OPRAH: MEANS AS MUCH TO ME AS THAT TURD I FLUSHED GOWN THE TOILET 3 DAYS AGO!
    HO’HILLARY!? EVERYONE KNOWS or SHOULD KNOW: the way then SoS, HOHILLARY SLUNG THAT “URANIUM DEAL” WAS AFTER A NIGHT OF F**KIN! Morning “PILLOW TALK” SOLD THA DEAL, BUT ONLY AFTER screwin PUTIN!
    HO’HILLARY’S THE 3rd BIGGEST “DIME BAG, DOPE HO LEVEL” WHORE IN AMERICA!
    Right under
    #2 *ALWAYS OUTTAHERMIND-CORTEXDAMAGED*,AOC &
    #1 IMMA HO’MAR! >> NATURALLY <<!!
    TAKES A REALLY TWISTED, HUGE ASS, SKANK HO TO MARRY THEIR OWN BROTHER &\OR SCREW HIM!?

  • Anonymous says:

    Exactly where are these Americans living? Not in the USA and if they are, they should get their fannies out of our country and live in China or one of the foreign countries where you don’t have the freedoms we have in our beautiful country, The United States of America. How ungrateful these big mouths are. You don’t deserve the stimulus and shouldn’t get it. Return the first one too. You’re not American. You’re communist who think like the communist. Wait until you get your new or should I should I say, THE OLD RETREADS OF THE O’BAMA ADMINISTRATION. GOD HELP US. The same administration that had the worse recovery of any president. Not for me especially knowing what a corrupt man Biden is who did nothing for the USA for alsmost 50 years. This election is a set up and Kamala & Obama will be giving all the speeches to Biden. Biden is not with it; can’t speak at all and is a bore. YUK!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 2 says:

    Hell no, wait-hell fucking no. He makes me wretch. I just cannot believe what has happened so awful to us Americans. My hope is Biden can guide us back

  • Anonymous says:

    All I can say and not lower myself to trump standards is that I’m so glad thad the scumbag is gone!

  • Dave says:

    Obama most corrupt, his wife most divisive. Obama could have had 4 terms and wouldn’t have been half of the President Trump was. Biden and Obama coyld have shared most corrupt or most financially scandalous. Billions of American dollars going back to them, Ukraine/Burisma,l 7.4 billion! China, Russia, and that’s the ones we know about

  • Maggie Melvin says:

    I greatly admire President Trump. I think he loves America. I do not always like the way he talks or tweets, etc, but I do think he has done a lot of good things for America. I just cannot understand why the media has not put Melania Trump’s picture everywhere. She is by far the most beautiful, fashionable First Lady America has ever had. I fear this county is on a downhill slide to socialism/communism. Time will tell.

  • MM says:

    MM
    Promises made promises kept. A real alpha male. Maybe the best President we have ever had.

    Biden is a crook. Obama is a wimp.

  • MM says:

    MM
    Promises made promises kept. A real alpha male. Maybe the best President we have ever had.

    Biden is lame. Obama is a wimp.

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