In a new year-end Gallup poll, the company asked Americans across the United States over a two-week period to name which man and woman – living anywhere in the world – they admired. the most in 2019. And, the results show that everything in America seems to be divided by political parties.
President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tied for first place on the list of most admired men. This is the twelfth time that Obama has topped the list, but it is the highest score ever obtained by President Trump.
Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied as the most admired man this year. https://t.co/4bM4XVDNm1 pic.twitter.com/V10ArtL2bL
– GallupNews (@GallupNews) December 30, 2019
Gallup says that Trump’s popularity has continued to grow since he was elected president in 2016, and that the votes between him and Obama were completely in decline. They said the overwhelming results showed that the Republicans appointed President Trump and the Democrats appointed President Obama, with very few other names mentioned.
“When the outgoing president is not (the most admired man), it is generally because he is politically unpopular, which was the case for Trump in 2017 (36% approval) and 2018 ( 40%), “explained Gallup. “Trump is more popular now than it has been in the past two years, with a 45% approval rating, among its best as president.”
As for the most admired woman, there is no doubt that Americans love former First Lady Michelle Obama. She was easily at the top of the list of “most admired women of 2019”, with 10% of the votes.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has been named the world’s most admired woman for the second year in a row. https://t.co/qNHnmC4ZvD
– ABC News (@ABC) December 31, 2019
The 55-year-old former FLOTUS had a successful memory this year called Becoming, and she sold out sold out for most of 2019. Michelle and Barack also launched their production company Higher Ground and produces Netflix. documentary American Factory, which is on the Oscar list.
Gallup says Michelle Obama has been ranked higher on this list in the past two years compared to her eight years as first lady. When she was FLOTUS, she never received more than eight percent of the vote.
In second place, Melania Trump with 5%, followed by Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and climate change activist Greta Thunberg who were tied for third with 3%.
The Gallup poll results were based on phone calls to a random sample of 1,025 Americans in the 50 states over the age of 18 between December 2 and December 15. Participants were not given a list of names to choose from, and instead had to name the man and woman they most admired.