Donald Trump, the US President, and Michelle Obama the wife of Barack Obama and the former First Lady have been announced the most admired man and woman of 2020, according to a new Gallup poll.
In a turbulent year that saw the impeachment of Trump, greatly condemned for the way his administration handled the coronavirus pandemic and also ethnic pressures, it has been a mighty feat for him.
This year has been Trump’s first time topping the list alone, putting a stop to a 12- year run by his forerunner, Barack Obama, with whom he tied for the position of the most admired man in the year 2019.
Michelle Obama had the position of the most admired woman in America for three years straight.
For the position of the most admired men in America, Barack Obama came in second with a vote of 15%. The President-Elect Joe Buden came in third with a vote of 6% and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S top infectious disease expert came in fourth with a vote of 3%
Although Pope Francis, Sen. Berne Sanders, and Bill Gates didn’t make it up to the top four, they were among the most admired men on the list.
Trump had Republican votes of 48% while Obama was the leading selection among the Democrats with a vote of 32%. Biden received 13% among Democrats.
Trump and Biden were split among Independents with 11%.
For the position of the most admired woman, Michelle Obama came in first with a vote of 10%. Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris followed behind with a vote of 6% and the third place went to the First Lady Melania Trump who had a vote of 4%.
Though Melania Trump came in second to Michelle Obama in 2019 and has been among the top 10 most admired woman for the last four years, she has never come out first.
These people were also among the list of the most admired women: Hillary Clinton, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez of New York, Justice Amy Coney Barett, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Trump’s win shows his withstanding popularity among Republicans.
Gallup also noted that a small amount of Republicans named anyone else besides the President.
The poll was done through the telephone from December 1 -7 among a random sample of 1,018 adults.