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Donald Trump And Barack Obama Tie For America’s Most Admired Man

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Shelby Talcott Media Reporter
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President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tied in the race for America’s most admired man, according to Gallup’s yearly survey.

This marks the first time Trump has won this title. Obama has won the survey 12 years in a row, according to the poll.

18 percent of American adults voted for Trump when asked which man who was “living today in any part of the world” they admired the most. This was tied with an additional 18 percent voting for Obama.

More Republicans voted for Trump in 2019 than previous years, the poll also noted.

President Donald Trump (2nd-L) First Lady Melania Trump (L), former President Barack Obama (2nd-R) and former First Lady Michelle Obama walk together following the inauguration, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump (2nd-L) First Lady Melania Trump (L), former President Barack Obama (2nd-R) and former First Lady Michelle Obama walk together following the inauguration in 2017. (Kevin Dietsch – Pool/Getty Images)

Gallup’s poll was conducted Dec. 2-15 and saw a party line split among answers. 45 percent of Republicans picked Trump for America’s most-admired man and 41 percent of Democrats voted for Obama.

In previous years, the current president has come up just short of the title, being voted second in both 2017 and 2018. Obama beat out Trump for both of these years, according to past polls.

In addition to the two presidents, America’s top 10 most admired men for 2019 are former President Jimmy Carter, entrepreneur Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama and investor Warren Buffett.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama won 2019’s title of most admired woman with 10 percent of votes. She was the only women who received double-digit voting results, according to the poll. Current First Lady Melania Trump came in second with 5 percent of votes. (RELATED: Michelle Obama Describes Feelings About Trump Inauguration: ‘Bye Felicia’)