For twelve years, the Gallup polling group has proclaimed Barack Obama as its “most admired man of the year.” This year, Trump won that honor, breaking Obama’s winning streak.
It may seem remarkable that some left-wing group, agency, or media outlet finally gave Trump some sort of accolade, but you have to remember that this is a polling outfit and they were forced to report what their respondents voted.
Gallup reported the results of its annual poll on Tuesday with a result that probably shocked them.
Trump came out on top.
Eighteen percent of Gallup’s respondents named Trump as their most admired man, compared to the 15 percent who named Obama, and the 6 percent who chose Biden. A tiny three percent chose America’s coronavirus screecher Anthony Fauci and an even small two percent named Pope Francis the Red.
Smaller numbers also named Elon Musk, communist Sen. Bernie Sanders, NBA star LeBron James, billionaire Bill Gates, and the Dali Lama.
Trump had appeared in the top ten before he became president, too.
This year marks the 10th time Trump has ranked among the top tier. Before running for office, he made the list in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2011. Trump never won until this year, though. Biden has only appeared in the top ten twice; this year and 2018.
Rev. Billy Graham holds Gallup’s record for appearing in the top ten the most. Graham was chosen as a top ten most admired American 61 times since Gallup began asking the question.
Gallup surveyed 1,018 adults from Dec. 1 to 17. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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