Trump Ties for 2015’s Second Most Admired Man with…Pope Francis

PicMonkey Collage - Trump  FrancisWhile Gallup named President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the world’s most respected man and woman of 2015 in their national survey, the second place in the men’s category is also getting attention for being one of their stranger pairings in a while.

Even though Donald Trump and Pope Francis don’t seem to have much in common politically, one thing they did share was a respective five percent of the annual poll for who Americans admired the most this year. This marks the second year Trump has made Gallup’s list (the first time being 2011), but Pope Francis has also been consistent, having taken second to Obama in 2013 and 2014.

This will probably be the only time Trump and His Holiness are on the same level on something.

“Trump’s surprisingly strong and often controversial presidential campaign has made him a prominent news figure this year and, thus, top-of-mind for many Americans,” Jeffrey Jones wrote. “This helps explain his strong showing when Gallup asks Americans, in an open-ended fashion, to name the man they admire most.”

As for the ladies side, Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai took second place with her own five percent to Clinton’s thirteen. This was followed with a tie between Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama for third place.

Correction: An earlier version of this post identified Yousafzai as Palestinian. She is Pakistani.

[h/t NBC]
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