Barack Obama Just Beat Donald Trump in World’s Most Admired People Poll


President Donald Trump ended up losing to Barack Obama in the World’s Most Admired People Poll. Obama topped the YouGov survey with 24 percent of the vote.  Trump received 10.7 percent followed by 7.7 percent for Rev. Billy Graham, who died in February after much of the survey work had been completed. Pope Francis (6.2 percent) and Bill Gates (5 percent) rounded out the top 5.


YouGov also surveyed 37,000 people in 35 nations; in that poll, Gates topped the “most admired men” list, followed by Obama, action movie star Jackie Chan, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma. Trump finished 17th on the global survey, just behind Pope Francis and just ahead of Hong Kong actor Andy Lau.

On a country-by-country basis, Obama finished ahead of Trump in all of the surveyed nations except one: Russia.

On the women’s side of the survey, former first lady Michelle Obama ranked first, followed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in the United States.First lady Melania Trump tied with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for ninth place.

Globally, actress Angelina Jolie topped the “most admired” women’s list followed by Michelle Obama, Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and Clinton.



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