Obama & Hillary "Most Admired" Man & Woman For 10th Year In A Row

Former President Barack Obama is America’s “most admired man” for the 10th consecutive year, according to new survey data from Gallup, and perhaps even more surprising, Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row.

As Gallup notes, the pair retain their titles this year, although by much narrower margins than in the past. Obama edges out Donald Trump, 17% to 14%, while Clinton edges out Michelle Obama, 9% to 7%.

Source: Gallup

Trump is one of few incumbent presidents who have not been named the most admired among all Americans.

Gallup has asked the most admired man question 71 times since 1946 -- all but in 1976. The incumbent president has won 58 of those times.

Previous incumbent presidents who did not finish first include Harry Truman in 1946-1947 and 1950-1952, Lyndon Johnson in 1967-1968, Richard Nixon in 1973, Gerald Ford in 1974-1975, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George W. Bush in 2008. All but Truman in 1947 and Ford in 1974 had job approval ratings well below 50%, like Trump.

As would be expected for a Republican president, Trump wins handily among Republicans -- 35% name him as the man they admire most, with only 1% naming Obama. In contrast, Obama leads among Democrats, with 39% mentioning him and 3% Trump. Independents are slightly more likely to name Obama (12%) than Trump (9%).

The former secretary of State and presidential candidate has been named most admired more than any other man or woman in polling history, according to Gallup, who notes in a release that her polling numbers this year (at just 9%) were the lowest in the past 15 years, making it unlikely for her to hold the top title for much longer.

“She managed to win this year because she remains arguably more prominent than other contenders,” Gallup said.

 

“However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over.”

Perhaps more reflective of the state of society, a quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admired most, according to Gallup, and about a tenth named a relative or friend.

Comments

Orygun Dec 27, 2017 8:24 PM Permalink

"2017 is set to be in top three hottest years"Translation:"2017 shows the Earth is cooling"Trump inherited a global warming mess from Obama, with each consecutive year from 2014-16 hotter than the next as the "hottest year on record".Sure the numbers were phony and the data was fudged to gain the heat needed (to hit alarmist "targets") from areas of the vast uninhabited Pacific ocean.But in Trump's first year as POTUS he was able to reverse the Earth's trajectory of unhealthy record high tempuratures year after year under Obama's stewardship.Will the media give him the credit he's due?

mo mule Dec 27, 2017 6:01 PM Permalink

Once they have to wear their new  orange jumpsuits this will all change?put them in the same cell together, give them something to do, do opposites attract?  a gay and lesbo always together lol

wdg Dec 27, 2017 5:49 PM Permalink

WTF - the Obummer and the Hildabeast...two certifiable crooks and scumbags of the lowest order. Has America gone totally MAD or is the data rigged by Gallup. Quite frankly, there is not a polling firm that is not corrupt and Gallup is one of the most corrupt. 

Small Governme… Dec 27, 2017 5:34 PM Permalink

This "most admired" is a measure of either:a) the criminal intents of the populace, orb) the utter stupidity of the populace.Either way, the populace of the USA should not be entrusted to run government.And, none of those the populace admires should be entrusted to run government, either.

VideoEng_NC Dec 27, 2017 5:28 PM Permalink

I don’t vote for someone to be admired, they’re supposed to get work done & be productive. Admiration comes after a successful job. This is why the top two vote getters should be disqualified.

insanelysane Dec 27, 2017 5:01 PM Permalink

I am starting to see tidbits from real climate scientists stating that we are entering a mini ice age.  They will be tarred and feathered by the people that vote on things in this article.  See Dark Ages.  See Plague.

Bad_Sushi Dec 27, 2017 4:47 PM Permalink

Fake News.Just as the other Fake News about the most annoying phrases in 2017. "Fake News" is supposed to be the second most annoying phrase in 2017. Watching these fucktards pull out all the stops and continually failing to slow down President Trump in any way brings great joy to me heart. Thanks for the self-exposure asswipes. 

Mike Masr Dec 27, 2017 4:35 PM Permalink

Fuck Obama and Hillary!Obama: A traitor and the worst president in US historyHillary: A traitor and the chieftain of the Clinton Crime Syndicate- a crook and a liar. They both belong in jail!!!

NuYawkFrankie Dec 27, 2017 4:37 PM Permalink

Even a cursory glimpse at the "Most Admired" List is enuf to reveal a Rogues Gallery - a veritable "Who's Who" - of insufferable fake phoney 2-bit frauds.

It is, indeed, fitting that Obongo & Hillarity should lead that particular "parade"