Americans Reject Trump And Name Former President Obama The Most Admired Man In The US
Gallup has revealed their yearly most admired man and woman poll for 2017, and Barack Obama beat
Trump to be named the most admired man in America. Obama is the second former president to beat
a current president for the honor.
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Trump finished with just 14% support for the most admired man. Trump is the first incumbent president
since George W. Bush in 2008 to not be named the most admired man in America. (Bush also lost to Obama).
Dwight Eisenhower is the only other former president to win in the honor after leaving office. Ike won it in
1967 and 1968.
The most admired woman was once again, and probably will be for the rest of her life, Hillary Clinton.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama gave Clinton a close contest. Current First Lady Melania Trump
finished with 1% support.
Donald Trump is president, but Barack Obama is still the most popular figure in US politics. The Obama
factor is a big reason why Joe Biden should not be underestimated if he runs for president in 2020.
The majority of Americans are yearning for Obama to come back, and Joe Biden represents the closest
thing to an Obama candidacy that voters will get in 2020. Plus, nothing would get the Obamas back on the campaign trail faster than their friend former Vice President Biden’s nomination.
The election results in Alabama showed that the Obama coalition remains the winning formula for Democrats,
and in the eyes of most Americans, Trump will never be able to measure up to Obama.