“Trump ends Obama’s 12-year run as most admired man: Gallup”


"Eighteen percent of the survey's respondents named Trump as their most admired man, compared to 15 percent who named Obama and 6 percent who named President-elect Joe Biden. Three percent named National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, while 2 percent chose Pope Francis.

Rounding out the top 10 were Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and the Dalai Lama, all of whom received 1 percent.

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. Trump had finished second to Obama in 2017 and 2018.

The 2020 rankings are the 10th time Trump has ranked among the top 10. Before entering the political sphere, he made the list in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2011. Biden made only his second appearance in the top 10 after making the list in 2018.

Among Republicans surveyed, 48 percent of respondents named Trump as their most admired man. No other public figure got more than 2 percent Republican support, according to Gallup. Among independents, both Obama and Trump received 11 percent support. Fauci was the choice of 5 percent of Democrats but just 1 percent of Republicans."   Gallup


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17 Responses to “Trump ends Obama’s 12-year run as most admired man: Gallup”

  1. Deap says:

    Excuse me while I throw up over the others the rest of the list. Plus shall we assume Mooshell Obama and Hillary Clinton still top the list of most admired women, with Dr Jill closing in fast?
    Considering the names on the also-ran list, Trump has no serious competition after all, but America is in for a world of hurt. They should rename this -who do you hear about most in the ginned up media?

  2. Barbara Ann says:

    Biden gets only 6% – what on earth were Gallup doing wrong? This looks like a tremendous sales opportunity for Dominion voting systems, I’m sure their special vote adjudication process can fix the problem.
    I look forward to seeing Trump’s figure next year and BHO’s for that matter. Let’s see what the next few days bring.

  3. Deap says:

    No one admitted they actually liked Biden; they just did not like Trump.
    Except for those who do like Trump, and those now suffering from buyer’s remorse waking and finding they are now in bed with Biden.

  4. Joe says:

    The thing I find most amusing is that 3 million Americans allegedly think the Deli Lama is most important, imagine what he could do if he teamed up with Pepsi.

  5. TV says:

    You live in Alexandria.
    Can you hear the exploding heads around you?

  6. turcopolier says:

    Locally, in Richmond and across the river.

  7. Fred says:

    Our politicians, and Hollywood, have already used the Dalai Lama to great affect. He is no longer relevant to them as Comrade Xi makes them more money. On the 850th Aniversary of the martydom of Thomas Becket it should be clear to all that religion, and religous freedom, mean nothing communists, even the lefty ones in the US.

  8. Jane says:

    Bet most of those who picked Biden have Obama as a second choice.

  9. lux says:

    Joe, … Our politicians, … religion, and religous freedom, mean nothing [to] communists, even the lefty* ones in the US
    Posted by: Fred | 30 December 2020 at 09:22 AM

    * “their lefty acolydes”,j followers over here?
    Fred, personally I found Joe’s response the most interesting.
    Although, I am wondering if alluding to a martyr in time and space could be interpreted as virtue-signalling too? I am wrong, it cannot be?Why?

  10. Fred says:

    “I am wondering if alluding to a martyr in time and space could be interpreted as virtue-signalling too? I am wrong, it cannot be?Why?”
    Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddie Grey, Breonna “Say her name!!!!!” Taylor, St. George Floyd. T-shirts available online and at the college books store. Just like Che.
    Joe, being in Spain, probably never saw “7 years in Tibet”.

  11. blue peacock says:

    Would a politician have been the “most admired” person in the US a century or two ago?

  12. turcopolier says:

    blue peacock
    Trump is not in any sense a professional “politician.” Yes, Abraham Lincoln after his death was the most admired man in the United States out side the conquered territory of the South and he had been a professional politician and lobbyist for the Illinois Central all his adult life.

  13. Barbara Ann says:

    7 Years.. was one of those rare movies that actually enhanced the essence of an important book IMO. Heinrich Harrer’s first hand witness account of a country’s conquest by a powerful enemy – and the beginning of its people’s inexorable journey toward cultural extinction – was enhanced by Mr Pitt’s performance and the portrayal of the improbable friendship which developed between his character and the young Dalai Lama. Rather than the whole Chiyna thing, I expect HHDL made it into the top 10 because many Americans see a parallel with the current threat of cultural extermination hanging over them.

  14. Deap says:

    A politician is someone who specializes in the political arts. On it face, this is both neutral and noble.
    Public servant works better for me, but there needs to be a better term for the person one is disparaging because our system of government depends on ‘politicians. Good and noble politicians.
    Perhaps is how and why we choose or politicians today that is at fault? When media, money and public servants come together in a toxic stew is when alchemy delivers a murky product. And it ain’t gold.
    We serve ourselves better if we clean up the job description so it does bring out the best in us; not the worst. And I would rather see the GOP stand for this than any re-set button pushed by the Democrats. Good people should aspire to be politicians; not end up with this title by default after everything else in their life fails.

  15. Deap says:

    Got to love the old Princeton motto, before they got woke killed their previously dignified rectitude:…… In the nation’s service.

  16. blue peacock says:

    Col. Lang,
    I’m thinking Obama too as the most admired for a dozen years. In any case I’m clearly not in the 40% that chose the top 3 candidates. That’s something I notice more & more as such polls are released, that I’m really in the minority.

  17. Fred says:

    Barbara Ann,
    Yes indeed, though I was thinking also of Richard Gere who has been involved with Tibet for decades. Hollywood dropped him like a rock not long after Obama took office. China’s a major source of their revenue now, so praisingthem and condemning our culture are just profit decisions for them.

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