President Trump tied former President Obama for Gallup’s “most admired man” of 2019.
Per Gallup, each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended fashion, which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year’s results are based on a Dec. 2-15 poll.
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.
TheWrap reports, for the first time ever, President Donald Trump tied with his predecessor, Barack Obama, as the most admired man in America this year, according to the annual poll from Gallup. 2019 marks Obama’s 12th year at the top of the list, tying him with former president Dwight Eisenhower.
Trump has never before topped the list, which is compiled by asking Americans to name which living man and woman they admire most. The question is open-ended.
Overall, both the 44th and 45th president were the most admired man alive for 18% of American adults. The split along each man’s 18% followed party lines: 41% of Democrats chose Obama and 45% of Republicans chose Trump.
Others who were named this year include Tesla founder Elon Musk, former president Jimmy Carter and Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. No other man besides Trump and Obama was mentioned by more than 2% of respondents.