Gallup Poll: Barack Obama, Donald Trump Tie as Most Admired Man in 2019

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President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tie as the most admired man in the United States, according to a Gallup poll.

Eighteen percent of Americans name Trump as the most admired living man in 2019, up from 13 percent in 2018 and 14 percent in 2017. Obama also earns 18 percent as the most admired man.

The results are based on a Gallup poll taken from December 2-15 of a random sample of 1,025 adults living in the United States.

Predictably, 41 percent of Democrats name Obama, while 45 percent of Republicans choose Trump. Independents are divided, as 12 percent select Obama and ten percent choose Trump.

Trump closes out 2019 with a 45 percent job approval rating, according to Gallup, among some of the best ratings of his presidency.

Rounding out the top ten include former President Jimmy Carter, who tied with Elon Musk with two percent, followed by Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama, and Warren Buffet:

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