President Donald Trump has ended his predecessor Barack Obama’s 12-year stint as the most admired man in America, according to a new Gallup survey released Tuesday.
Eighteen percent of the survey’s respondents said Trump was the man they admired most, compared with 15% who named Obama, and 6% who named Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Three percent named Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and 2% chose Pope Francis.
Other admired men included: Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, NBA star LeBron James and the Dalai Lama, all of whom received 1%.
The sitting president is usually named Gallup’s most admired man. Trump, however, has never won the title until this year. In 2019, he tied with Obama.
First Lady Melania Trump came in third among most-admired women with 4%, while Michelle Obama won most admired woman for the third year in a row with 10%.
Predictably, Democrats were not thrilled that Trump ended Obama’s 12-year run:
No worries – Obama understands statistical analysis and knows exactly why this result occurred.
If MAGA understood Statistics (or Math, or Science, or ANYTHING really) they would also understand what a joke this is.
— Mark Judson For Congress – Scorched Earth Dem 2022 (@Judson4Congress) December 29, 2020
Leave him alone, he’s still recovering from doing a full eight years. https://t.co/WqCTTpDi0k
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) December 29, 2020
When the other guy has a fragile ego https://t.co/EUC33oxo4q
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) December 29, 2020