President Donald Trump has officially knocked former President Barack Obama off the pedestal of being America’s “most admired man,” according to a new survey that has come out from Gallup.
Obama had this distinguished title for 12 years.
The president edged out Obama with 18 percent of the vote, compared to Obama’s 15 percent. Guess who came in third place?
Former Vice President Joe Biden. Who had 6 percent of the vote, with Dr. Anthony Fauci coming in fourth with 3 percent.
The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by Pope Francis, businessman Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, NBA star LeBron James, and the Dalai Lama.
Since 1946, Gallup has polled Americans on which man and woman they admire most. Obama has dominated the contest in recent years and had ranked on top of the list for 12 years running until 2020. In 2019, Obama and Trump tied for the top place honor with 18%.
Trump was buoyed in the contest by his high popularity among Republicans while Democrats split their choice for most admired man among a few notable figures. Trump was the pick of 48% of Republicans with no other name getting more than 2% of Republican votes. Democrats split their votes between Obama (32%), Biden (13%), and Fauci (5%). Independents went equally for Trump and Obama at 11% each.
“This year marks the 10th time Trump has finished among the top 10 men, including four times before he entered party politics – 1988 through 1990 and 2011. Gates has finished in the top 10 a total of 21 times, while Obama has now done so 15 times and the Dalai Lama 11 times. Biden has been in the top 10 once before, in 2018, while Fauci and James are new to the list,” Gallup said in their report.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who passed away two years ago, has the record for most top 10 finishes on the list, with a whopping 61. Closely behind him is President Ronald Reagan, who died back in 2004, with 31.
What’s really shocking about this survey is the fact Dr. Fauci made it on the list. This is a man who has been wrong over and over again about practically anything and everything to do with this virus.
He’s also become known as “Dr. Doom,” because he continually craps all over any sort of good news that comes out about the pandemic. Why in the world would you consider someone like that a person to be admired?