Gallup has released their latest admiration poll, and the results show that First Lady Melania Trump is more popular than Beyoncé and Kate Middleton – but by a very small margin.
According to Perez Hilton, Hillary Clinton and former First Lady Michelle Obama top the list, with 9 percent and 7 percent of the vote, respectively, with Oprah Winfrey coming in third at percent. About 1 percent of people surveyed named Trump as the woman they most admire, with Middleton and Beyoncé coming in right behind her.
Other women named in the poll include German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Queen Elizabeth, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Per USA Today, this is the 16th consecutive year that Hillary Clinton came out on top as the most admired woman in the poll, and she has won a total of 22 times. She beats out Eleanor Roosevelt who held the Gallup title 13 times. However, Clinton’s popularity has declined recently, with 9 percent being her lowest total in the past five years.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 27, 2017
When it comes to the men, former President Barack Obama beat current President Donald Trump 17 to 14 percent, but the gap between them narrowed in the past year. Last year, Obama beat Trump by the margin of 22 to 17 percent. Gallup says that Trump’s unpopularity is holding him back from winning the title of most admired.
“The incumbent president is the usual winner, 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,” the company revealed in a statement.
Per NBC News this is one of the few times the current President did not top the poll in its 71 years. Since 1946, when they first asked the question, the incumbent came out on top 58 times. Other Presidents who didn’t get the title were Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, and Jimmy Carter.
.@realDonaldTrump How does it feel, to be the 1st POTUS in Gallup’s 71-year history NOT to be named the "Most Admired Man" in his 1st year as POTUS? Especially knowing that @BarackObama maintains the title for the 10th consecutive year? #ResistanceUnited https://t.co/Y6ywi39AhX
— Chet Powell (@ChetPowell) December 27, 2017
The results, of course, fell down party lines, with 35 percent of Republicans picking Trump and just 1 percent choosing Obama. And, Democrats chose Obama over Trump, 39 to 3 percent.
Other men named in the poll were Reverend Billy Graham, Senator John McCain, business magnate Elon Musk, Senator Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Vice President Mike Pence and the Dalai Lama.
A quarter of Americans couldn’t name anyone – man or woman – that they admired most, but 9 percent chose a relative or friend as a man they admired most and 13% choosing a relative or friend as the woman they admired most.
The results of the admiration poll come from telephone interviews of 1,049 adults from across the country between December 4th and 11th, who reportedly keep up on all things Melania Trump and not with Beyoncé.