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Gallup Poll: Barack Obama Edges Out President Trump as Most Admired Man

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama Edges Out President Trump as Most Admired Man

This year marks the 16th consecutive year that Clinton has taken the top spot as the most admired woman. The last time someone else was named most-admired American woman was in 2001, when first lady Laura Bush took the title three months after the attacks of 9/11.

After Trump and Obama, other men who top the list include Pope Francis, with 3 percent of the polling; Rev.

Trump also trails Obama in Time magazine Person of the Year wins, 2-1, and 23-14 in appearances on the cover of the same publication, a metric known to be close to Trump's heart.

President Donald Trump followed close behind Obama's 17 percent of the responses with 14 percent according the the survey, which has been taken almost every year since 1946. Among Democrats, 39 percent named Obama, and 3 percent picked Trump. Former first lady Michelle Obama came in second with 7 percent of respondents, and the third place finisher at 4 percent support was Oprah Winfrey. On the men's side, the 2016 election winner wasn't the, well, winner.

"Trump's unpopularity is holding him back from winning the most admired distinction", Gallup contended. Obama is only the second former president to finish first in the list-along with Eisenhower in 1967 and 1968, while Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson was finishing up his time in office.

Gallup did not immediately respond to a request from Newsweek for further data on how many votes each woman received in the poll conducted December 4 through December 11. A Gallup poll released earlier this month showed the share of US adults holding a favorable opinion of Clinton had dropped to 36 percent, a new low.

Obama retaining his title this year is a bit unusual. "She managed to win this year because she remains arguably more prominent than other contenders".

His margin over Trump, however, equates to an essential tie if factoring in the poll's margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.

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