Poll: Obama is ‘most admired man’ for the 10th year in a row


Former President Obama is America’s “most admired man” for the 10th consecutive year, according to new survey data from Gallup.

The annual poll has been taken every year but one since 1946, and asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice.

Obama came in first this year, with 17 percent of the vote. followed close behind, with 14 percent. Following the current president was Pope Frances (3 percent) and Rev. Billy Graham (2 percent), with several other political, spiritual and business leaders, including John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat Meghan McCain knocks Bannon: ‘Who the hell are you’ to criticize Romney? Dems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress MORE , Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Dalai Lama.

Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on the list for the first time.

Last year, Obama topped the list with 22 percent, while Trump had 15 percent. The 2017 results fell along party lines, with 35 percent of Republicans naming Trump as their most admired, and only 1 percent naming Obama. Among Democrats, 39 percent named Obama, and 3 percent picked Trump. Independents picked Obama over Trump for their most admired by a 3-point margin.

Trump is one of few incumbent presidents who have not been named the most admired among all Americans.

was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row, with 9 percent of mentions. Clinton has been named most admired more than any other man or woman in polling history, according to Gallup, who notes in a release that her polling numbers this year were the lowest in the past 15 years, making it unlikely for her to hold the top title for much longer.

“She managed to win this year because she remains arguably more prominent than other contenders,” according to Gallup. “However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over.”

Also on the list were , with 7 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey, with 4 percent. First lady , Queen Elizabeth II, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Beyonce Knowles and UN Ambassador all made the list of admired women.

A quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admired most, according to Gallup, and about a tenth named a relative or friend as their most admired.

The survey was conducted Dec. 4-11 among 1,049 adults, and has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points.