Barack Obama tops President Trump as America's most admired man, poll finds


Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row, with 9 percent of mentions.

The results of the Gallup poll are based on the telephone interviews of a random sample of 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, from across the United States.

Other women in the list included Republican Condoleeza Rice, first lady Melania Trump, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the Duchess of Cambridge and singer Beyonce Knowles.

However, Gallup notes that she may not hold onto this title in future years because her polling numbers were at their lowest in 15 years and are unlikely to improve as her political career is "likely over".

Queen Elizabeth and Angela Merkel tied for 5th place after Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Elizabeth Warren.

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Ms Trump's favourability rate stands at 54 per cent, up from 37 per cent in January 2017.

The annual poll has been taken every year but one since 1946, and asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice.

Citing the Brookings Institution that has tracked the White House turnover rates, the media reports said that 34 percent of Trump's staff was sacked, resigned, or reassigned. Other men on the list include Pope Francis, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Mike Pence, and The Dalai Lama. Mr. Trump came next, with 14 percent of those polled naming him as the person they most admire.

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