Trump ties Obama as ‘Most Admired Man’ in Gallup’s annual poll: ‘Dems and beltway media hardest hit’

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President Donald Trump and former President Barrack Obama tied as the most admired man in America for 2019, in a new poll released by Gallup on Monday.

This is the first time Trump has tied Obama in the Gallup’s annual poll and comes under the relentless and partisan pursuit of impeachment by Democrats.

“Americans’ choice for most admired man this year is sharply divided along party lines: 41% of Democrats name Obama, while 45% of Republicans choose Trump. Relatively few Democrats choose Trump and relatively few Republicans pick Obama, while independents’ choices are divided about equally between the two men,” Gallup reported.

“After Obama and Trump, no other man was mentioned by more than 2% of respondents. The remainder of the top 10 for men this year includes former President Jimmy Carter, businessman Elon Musk, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama, and investor Warren Buffett,” Gallup explained, adding, “Eleven percent of Americans named a relative or friend as the man they admire most; 18% named some other living man; and 25% did not name anyone.”

“The incumbent president has typically been Americans’ choice as the most admired man, having earned the distinction in 58 of the 72 prior Gallup polls. When the incumbent president is not the choice, it is usually because he is unpopular politically, which was the case for Trump in 2017 (36% approval rating) and 2018 (40%),” Gallup elaborated. “Trump is more popular now than he was in the past two years, with a 45% job approval rating, among his best as president.” According to Gallup.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama took first place and was the only woman in the double digits for the most admired woman of the year. Mrs. Obama’s ratings dropped 15% – 10% from last year, with current First Lady Melania Trump coming in second place with 5%.

“Historically, it has been more common for a former first lady to be named the most admired woman than for a former president to be named most admired man. Michelle Obama is the sixth former first lady to win, along with Eleanor Roosevelt (1948-1950 and 1952-1961), Jacqueline Kennedy (1963-1966), Mamie Eisenhower (1969-1970), Betty Ford (1978) and Hillary Clinton (2002-2017).”

Trump’s ability to catch up with media-darling Obama in Gallup’s annual poll is an astounding feat given the attacks by Dems and their media cohorts seeking to oust the President with an unprecedented and dubious impeachment campaign.

But, Trump has delivered on numerous promises, and many Americans enjoyed a fruitful Christmas with a booming economy — one Obama argued was a mere pipe dream.  The Trump administration’s relentless efforts to bolster minority groups are also cementing his ‘legacy‘ as a successful president who has, to this point, defied the odds stacked against him.

Twitter reaction to Gallup’s poll was unsurprisingly divided, but many cheered on the current president:

As Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh put it: ‘Democrats and Beltway media hardest hit’ by the news.



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