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Gallup: Trump and Obama tie as America's most admired man

By Axios

Obama and Trump at Trump's 2017 inauguration. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
President Trump and former President Obama shared the honors as America's most admired man in 2019 in Gallup's annual poll.

The big picture: With both receiving the support of 18% of Americans, it's Obama's 12th time in the top slot -- and Trump's first. Trump had previously come in second place for the last four years.

The results skewed heavily along partisan lines as 41% of Democrats and just 3% of Republicans chose Obama, while 45% of Republicans and just 2% of Democrats chose Trump.
Former first lady Michelle Obama took the top spot as America's most admired woman. She was the only woman to poll in double digits.
Most admired man:

1 (tie). Barack Obama (18%)
1 (tie). Donald Trump (18%)
3 (tie). Jimmy Carter (2%)
3 (tie). Elon Musk (2%)
5. Bill Gates (2%)
6. Pope Francis (1%)
7. Bernie Sanders (1%)
8. Adam Schiff (1%)
9. The Dalai Lama (1%)
10. Warren Buffett (<1%)
Most admired woman:

1. Michelle Obama (10%)
2. Melania Trump (5%)
3. Oprah Winfrey (3%)
4. Hillary Clinton (3%)
5. Greta Thunberg (3%)
6. Queen Elizabeth II (2%)
7. Nancy Pelosi (2%)
8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2%)
9. Elizabeth Warren (1%)
10 (tie). Angela Merkel (1%)
10 (tie). Nikki Haley (1%)