Trump is the “most admired man” in the US
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At least here he won the head-to-head race against a Democrat: According to a survey, Donald Trump is more adored by Americans than Barack Obama. But there is still his wife.
VThere is not much good news for Donald Trump at the moment: At the beginning of November the Republican lost the US presidential election to the Democrat Joe Biden. Since then he has struggled to fight his defeat with unsubstantiated election fraud allegations – completely unsuccessful. Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end, and attention has long been focused on his successor Biden. But shortly before the end of the day, the outgoing president receives a message that should flatter his ego: According to a recent poll, he is the “most admired man” in the USA.
The US institute Gallup determines each year a ranking and asks Americans: “Which man, who you have heard or read about and who lives in some part of the world today, do you admire most?” This year the institute asked between December 1st and 17th – after the presidential election – 1,018 people from all US states by phone. Trump made it to first place – with 18 percent of the vote.
Last year he was on a par with former US President Barack Obama – Obama topped the list for more than ten years in a row. This time Obama landed in second place in the Gallup poll (15 percent), followed by future US President Joe Biden (6 percent), the renowned US immunologist Anthony Fauci (3 percent), who is America’s face in the fight against Corona -Pandemic has become, as well as Pope Francis (2 percent).
And what about women?
For women, the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, made it to first place again – with ten percent of the vote. This is the third time in a row that she is at the top of the ranking.
She will be followed this year by the future US Vice President Kamala Harris (6 percent), who will be the first woman ever to take up this powerful post in the US. Then come the current US First Lady, Melania Trump (4 percent), and the US presenter Oprah Winfrey (3 percent).
Chancellor Angela Merkel (2 percent) ranks fifth this year in favor of the Americans. She has already made it into the top ten eight times – as one of the few non-American people.