Former First Lady Michelle Obama, who had a higher popularity than her husband Barack Obama while in the White House, outperformed the current President and First Lady of the United States in the annual poll. from Gallup.
How reported Independent, this is the second year in a row that 55-year-old Michelle Obama has won the award. The former first lady won ten percent of the vote, followed by Melania Trump, who won five percent. Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Greta Thunberg received three percent of the votes each.
Every year since 1948, Gallup has called on Americans to openly name the man and woman from around the world who they admire most.
Michelle Obama was also named the most admired woman worldwide in a July survey by YouGov.
Former US President Barack Obama was in first place with Donald Trump for the title of most admired man in this year's Gallup poll. Although it is the 12th consecutive year Obama ranks first, it is the first time Trump has won a joint classification.
“When the President-in-Office is not the most admired man, it is usually because he is politically unpopular, which was the case with Trump in 2017 (36% approval) and 2018 (40%),” said Gallup senior editor, Jeffrey Jones, adding that "is more popular now than in the last two years, with a 45% approval rating among the best as president."
The political party the Americans support was a decisive factor in determining who they chose as the most admired man – with 45 percent of Republicans nominating Trump and 41 percent of Democrats choosing Obama.
Since leaving the White House, the former president and former first lady have established a foundation that guides young leaders around the world. Michelle's book Becoming has sold over 11 million copies. The former president has written a presidential memoir to be released next year.