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Gallup: Trump Ties Obama for Most Admired Man in 2019

President Donald J. Trump, left, addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017, while former President Barack H. Obama, right, addresses the UNGA on September 28, 2015. (Photos: Reuters)

Obama Shares Thunder for Record-Tying 12th First-Place Slot

President Donald J. Trump, left, addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017, while former President Barack H. Obama, right, addresses the UNGA on September 28, 2015. (Photos: Reuters)
President Donald J. Trump, left, addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017, while former President Barack H. Obama, right, addresses the UNGA on September 28, 2015. (Photos: Reuters)

Donald Trump tied Barack Obama for the most admired man in 2019, stealing some record-tying thunder in the annual survey conducted by Gallup since 1948. Mr. Obama has tied the record for 12 consecutive first-place slots.

Michelle Obama, his wife and former first lady, is the most admired woman for the second year in a row. That back-to-back run comes after 25 years of Hillary Clinton finishing first 22 times.

However, the 10% who named Mrs. Obama is down from 15% last year, and during her time as first lady she was named by no more than 8% of Americans.

First Lady Melania Trump finished second with 5%, and former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs. Clinton and teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg named by 3% of U.S. adults each. 

While partisanship had a great deal of impact on all the results, both Presidents Trump and Obama were mentioned by 18% of U.S. adults. Those are in line with Mr. Obama’s numbers in 2018 (19%) and 2017 (17%), all of which are high for a former president.

Dwight Eisenhower is the only other former president who received double-digit mentions at any point after leaving office.

Most Admired ManTop 10 Finishes
Billy Graham61
Ronald Reagan31
Jimmy Carter29
Pope John Paul II27
Bill Clinton26
Dwight Eisenhower21
Richard Nixon21
George H.W. Bush20
Harry Truman20
Nelson Mandela20
Bill Gates20

Source: Gallup Most Admired Poll

Most Admired WomanTop 10 Finishes
Queen Elizabeth II51
Margaret Thatcher34
Oprah Winfrey32
Hillary Clinton28
Jacqueline Kennedy28
Mamie Eisenhower21
Barbara Bush20
Margaret Chase Smith20
Nancy Reagan19
Mother Teresa18
Clare Boothe Luce18

Source: Gallup Most Admired Poll

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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