No, it’s not a trick question. This comes from the results of a Gallup poll, in which both of their names figured prominently.
Would it surprise you that a Gallup Poll ranked Obama as the most admired man of 2019?
Would it surprise you that the same Gallup Poll ALSO ranked Trump as the most admired man of 2019?
How is that even possible, you might ask?
The two men came back tied for the honor of being the most ‘admired’ man of 2019.
Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied this year as the most admired man. It is Obama’s 12th time in the top spot versus the first for Trump. Michelle Obama is the most admired woman for the second year in a row.
Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended fashion, which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year’s results are based on a Dec. 2-15 poll.
Americans’ choice for most admired man this year is sharply divided along party lines: 41% of Democrats name Obama, while 45% of Republicans choose Trump. Relatively few Democrats choose Trump and relatively few Republicans pick Obama, while independents’ choices are divided about equally between the two men.
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.
Here’s the chart:
Right smack in the middle of Democrats trying to drag him down with their impeachment circus, Trump STILL wound up tying Obama for ‘most admired man of 2019’.
If the pollsters had asked you, how would you answer?