Poll: Obama Most Admired Man in America, Trump Second, Clinton Most Admired Woman



The idea of a Barack Obama vs. Donald Trump Presidential election is purely a hypothetical, of course. But in the past week, both men have speculated about how such a race would’ve turned out. President Obama said that he thought he could’ve won a third term, with President-elect Trump responding “NO WAY” via Twitter.

But some new polling may help lend some insight into what the outcome might have been. The two were pitted against each other in Gallup’s annual Most Admired Man survey. And the winner is…

President Obama.

The President carried the Gallup poll with 22% of the vote, besting Trump, who finished second with 15%. It is Obama’s ninth conseuctive finish atop the poll, which, in its 70 years, has been won by a sitting President 58 times.

It is also the second consecutive runner-up finish for Trump, who tied for that spot last year with Pope Francis at 5%. Trump is the only person ever to pass the 10% threshold in the poll during Obama’s Presidency.

Pope Francis took third, with 4% of the vote. And Bernie Sanders finished fourth, with 2%.

Hillary Clinton took the top spot in the Most Admired Woman poll, as 12% of respondents chose her for the honor. It is the 15th consecutive time that she’s earned the top spot, and 21st overall.

First Lady Michelle Obama finished second with 8%, by far her largest share of the vote to date. Angela Merkel and Oprah Winfrey tied for third at 3%.

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