Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

Ashley Carr
December 28, 2017

Former President Obama may be out of sight, but he isn't out of mind with respondents of Gallup's annual "Most Admired Man" poll.

Gallup's poll was conducted December 4 through December 11.

This is the 10th consecutive year Obama came out on top, although the percentage is down from 22 percent last year, to 17 percent this year.

Gallup explains that Trump's unpopularity is likely what's holding him back from winning the most admired distinction. "The incumbent president is the usual victor, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country - but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first".

Gallup said sitting presidents usually win the most admired spot, and that Obama was the first former president to top the list since Eisenhower.

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The percentage of Trump admirers also dipped from 15% last year to 14% this year. He came in second a year ago as well, but with a slightly higher percentage-15 percent.

Despite keeping a relatively low profile since leaving the White House in January, former President Barack Obama edged out his successor, President Donald Trump, to retain his title as Gallup's "most admired" man for the 10th straight year, the polling group announced Wednesday. The next winningest woman is Eleanor Roosevelt, at 13 times.

However, Gallup is uncertainly whether she'll continue to come out on top.

Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings. About 40,000 people flooded Independence Mall in Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton's rally with her husband Bill, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at her side, a campaign aide said. Clinton narrowly topped Michelle Obama 9 to 7 percent. Pope Francis came in third with 3 percent and Rev. Billy Graham, Sen.

Gallup's poll of 1,049 United States adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points.

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