A new Gallup poll indicates that President Donald J. Trump is the most admired man of the unprecedented year that is 2020; this put an end to former President Barack Obama’s 12-year streak as the most admired man.
On Tuesday, Gallup released its annual survey. Eighteen percent of the survey’s respondents named Trump as their most admired man, compared to 15 percent who named Obama.
This marks the first time that President Trump has topped the list alone; in 2019, President Trump and Obama tied.
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., took to Twitter to share the news.
Moreover, only six percent of the survey’s respondents named Joe Biden.
Bolstering his God-like image, three percent of respondents said that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci is their most admired man, while only two percent said Pope Francis.
According to Breitbart, the remaining men in the top ten slots include SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, basketball player and Chinese apologist LeBron James, and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.
2020 marks the 10th time Trump has finished among the top 10 men, including four times before he entered politics — 1988 through 1990 and 2011.
Trump’s rise to the top in the public consciousness has been slow but steady throughout the year, Breitbart reported.
Michelle Obama was 2020’s most admired woman for the third consecutive year. Michelle Obama received 10% of votes; Kamala Harris followed behind Obama with 6%, and First Lady Melania Trump came in third place with 4%.
In 2019, Melania Trump came in second, and she has been among the top 10 most admired women the past four years.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Queen Elizabeth II were also among the most admired women (or birthing people) of 2020.
Reverend Billy Graham, who passed away in 2018, finished among the top 10 of men a record 61 times during his life. Former President Jimmy Carter is the living man with the most top 10 finishes (29), putting him behind Graham and Ronald Reagan (31) for third all-time.