WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump for the primary time edged out former President Barack Obama as probably the most admired man in America, a brand new Gallup ballot confirmed on Tuesday.
“Trump tied former President Barack Obama for the honour last year but edged out his predecessor this year. Trump’s first-place finish ends a 12-year run as the most admired man for Obama, tied with Dwight Eisenhower for the most ever,” Gallup mentioned in a press launch.
When requested with none prompting who they regard as probably the most admired man, 18 % of respondents named Trump, whereas 15 % picked Obama, 6 % selected President-elect Joe Biden and three % chosen prime US well being official Dr Anthony Fauci.
Gallup famous within the launch that Trump’s assist amongst Republicans stays robust at 48 %, with no different man gaining greater than 2 % of the get together’s assist. Meanwhile, Democrats’ assist for Obama declined from 41 % final yr to 32 % this yr, as get together members break up their votes, with 13 % naming Biden and 5 % choosing Fauci as probably the most admired man.
Independents have been evenly break up between Trump and Obama at 11 %, whereas 3 % named Biden and a pair of % picked Fauci.
Gallup identified that the incumbent president has topped the record 60 occasions out of the 74 occasions that the open-ended ballot has been performed since 1946.
As for probably the most admired lady, Michele Obama as soon as once more topped this yr’s record. Overall, 10 % of Americans named the previous first woman, adopted by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with 6 % and present First Lady Melania Trump with 4 %.