Those surveyed were asked “What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?”
Presidents Trump and Obama both received 18 percent.
As to be expected, respondents were split along party lines, with 41 percent of Democrats naming Obama the most admired man and 45 percent of Republicans choosing President Trump.
Among independents, 12 percent chose President Obama and 10 percent chose President Trump.
Gallup writes, “After Obama and Trump, no other man was mentioned by more than 2% of respondents. The remainder of the top 10 for men this year includes former President Jimmy Carter, businessman Elon Musk, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama, and investor Warren Buffett. Eleven percent of Americans named a relative or friend as the man they admire most; 18% named some other living man; and 25% did not name anyone.”
Gallup notes that according to its polling, President Trump is more popular now than he was in the last two years and has a 45 percent job approval rating.
The percentage of those naming President Trump as the most admired man in the country is up from 13 percent in 2018 and 14 percent in 2017.
Bongino.com recently reported that Gallup’s job approval poll for 151 weeks into President Trump’s presidency ( which was after the Democrat’s sham impeachment vote) saw the commander in chief holding a steady 45 percent approval. This put him three points higher than the 42 percent approval rating the polling company found for Obama at the same point of his presidency.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was the most admired woman in 2019, with 10 percent of respondents naming her.
First Lady Melania Trump took second place, with 5 percent support.