Michelle Obama’s husband, former President Barack Obama, was named America’s most admired man for the 11th consecutive year, overtaking President Donald Trump for the fourth year in a row, according to Gallup. The distinction puts Barack Obama one win short of tying former President Dwight Eisenhower for the most times being named America’s most admired man.
His win also marked the 13th time the incumbent president failed to claim to claim the title.
“Usually, the president does not win when he has subpar job approval ratings, as is the case with Trump,” according to Gallup. “Trump and Gerald Ford are the two presidents to date who did not win the honor while in office.”
Nineteen percent of people surveyed by Gallup named Barack Obama as the man they admired most, compared to Donald Trump’s 13 percent.
Other men who were named most admired included former President George W. Bush, Pope Francis, Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Bill Clinton.
Gallup has asked Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world whom thy most admire every year but one since 1946. Interviews are held over the phone with a random sample of Americans above the age of 18.