Poll names Obama most-admired man, Trump second most-admired man
Former U.S. President Barack Obama was voted the most-admired man of 2018, according to Gallup’s Most Admired List.
Obama was the winner among men for the 11th consecutive year, including one year as president-elect, eight as president and two as former president. U.S. current President Donald Trump ranks second for the fourth year in a row, MSNBC reported.
Gallup’s annual survey asks Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. Gallup first asked the question in 1946 and has done so every year since, except 1976.
Looking back at our coverage from one year ago today, in the 2017 survey, Obama was named by 17% of the poll’s respondents, and Trump was second with 14%. This year, Gallup reports that Obama came out on top with 19%, followed by Trump with 13%.
Michelle Obama, meanwhile, was chosen as the woman Americans admire most. The former First Lady was named by 15% of respondents in Gallup’s survey, triple the number for Oprah Winfrey, who was second with 5%. Hillary Clinton and Melania Trump had 4% each.