Markets

Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds

Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds

Previous president Barack Obama is as yet America's most appreciated man, as per Gallup's Most Admired Man and Woman survey distributed Wednesday.

Barack Obama has been named as the "most admired man" by Americans for the 10th year running, nearly a year after leaving the White House.

Obama, who likewise held the title each time of his administration and the year he was chosen, beat out president Donald Trump this year, 17% to 14%.

Each of those pairs had a closer result this year than they did in 2016. With 10 wins, Obama comes in second place for the man with the most "Most Admired" wins.

"Trump's unpopularity is holding him back from winning the most admired distinction", Gallup observes.

Kremlin offers to be mediator between the U.S. and North Korea
It said Lavrov underscored the need for "the fastest move to the negotiating process from the language of sanctions". But then the USA launched an emergency exercise, which North Korea ignored.

Situational awareness: "President Trump's legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing", three people familiar tell WashPost's Carol Leonnig. She has claimed the title 22 times, more than anyone else. "The incumbent president is the usual victor, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country - but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first". Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13 wins.

Clinton kept her top rank, even though the rate was reduced.

The poll was conducted from 4-11 December among 1,049 American adults from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has a margin of sampling error of ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Trailing far behind Trump in the 2017 survey were Pope Francis with 3 percent; Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. Sen. It was her 16th consecutive year, and Gallup sounds skeptical that the streak will continue, as "her popularity [is] at a nadir and the percentage naming her as most-admired the lowest in 15 years" at 9%.