28 December, 2017
A new poll by Gallup showed a gap closing between top contenders of "most admired" people by American adults.
"What? Like it's hard?"
As for some extra salt on the statistical slight, Trump's polarizing presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, remained the most admired woman for the 16th straight year. Rounding out the top 10 for the men were Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama, and Mike Pence. One percent of those surveyed named first lady Melania Trump their most admired woman, bringing her name into the top tier for the first time. "The incumbent president has won 58 of those times". According to Gallup, which released its 2017 findings Wednesday, Obama is the first former president to win the title since President Dwight Eisenhower did in 1968. A Gallup poll released earlier this month showed the share of United States adults holding a favorable opinion of Clinton had dropped to 36%, a new low.More news: North Korea: Russia offers to mediate US-Pyongyang dispute
Results are based on telephone interviews conducted with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia.
Clinton has been named "most-admired" more than any other woman or man in Gallup's polling history - 22 times in total - but saw her share of the vote reach its lowest point in 15 years. "However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over". "Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins", Gallup reports.
Yet another historic achievement for President Donald Trump.