Obama beats Trump to become most admired man in US

Obama beats Trump to become most admired man in US

- Barack Obama has been voted America’s most admired man ahead of President Trump

- Hilary Clinton also beat Michelle Obama to become America’s most admired woman in 2017

- Donald Trump is one of the few America’s incumbent presidents to lose the award to another person

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Americans have once again voted Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman they admire most in the US in 2017, Gallup polls reveal.

NAIJ.com gathered that results for the poll are reportedly based on telephone interviews conducted from Monday, December 4 to Monday, December 11, 2017, with a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Gallup News reports that the pair has been Americans’ most admired man and woman for the past 10 years.

Obama edges out Donald Trump, 17% to 14%, while Clinton edges out Michelle Obama, 9% to 7%.

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The 2017 survey marks the 16th consecutive year Clinton has been the most admired woman. She has held the title 22 times in total, more than anyone else.

Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins.

Obama has now been named the most admired man 10 times; second only Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times.

Obama won all eight years he was president, plus 2008, the year he was first elected, and this year, his first as a former president.

According to Gallup, Donald Trump is one of the few American incumbent presidents to lose the distinction to another person.

Previous incumbent presidents who also lost the distinction include Harry Truman in 1946-1947 and 1950-1952, Lyndon Johnson in 1967-1968, Richard Nixon in 1973, Gerald Ford in 1974-1975, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George W. Bush in 2008.

After Trump and Obama, the remainder of the top 10 list for men includes Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham (for a record 61st time), Sen. John McCain, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and three men tied for 10th, Vice President Mike Pence, the Dalai Lama and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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NAIJ.com previously reported that Prince Harry told UK government aides that he would like to invite Obama and his wife, Michelle to his royal wedding coming in the spring of next year.

“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” a source said.

Meanwhile, another report by People.com claimed the UK government doesn’t want Prince Harry to invite the Obamas to his wedding as this may offend Trump if his predecessor is invited and he is not.

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