Donald Trump is Second Most Admired Man in America

by Christopher Paslay

President Trump is the second most admired man in America – and the 14th most admired man in the world – according to a new YouGov poll published in Newsweek magazine.  

Well now.  Donald J. Trump, the vicious racist and white supremacist who runs concentration camps on America’s southern border, is so awful that his fellow citizens voted him the second most admired man in America, according to a new YouGov poll published in Newsweek magazine.    

President Trump is more admired than Clint Eastwood, Bill Gates, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, the Dali Lama, Pope Francis, and Will Smith; the only man in America more admired than Donald Trump is Barack Obama.  

On the world stage, Trump is #14; Bill Gates is #1.  YouGov used the following methodology to compile the lists:

In December YouGov gathered open-ended nominations from panelists across 41 countries, asking them simply: “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?” These nominations were then used to compile a list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least four countries. An additional 10 popular local figures were added to the lists for individual countries. 

In January we then used the lists to poll each of the 41 countries asking two questions: “who do you truly admire?”, where respondents could make multiple selections, and “who do you MOST admire?”, where they could only pick one. These two numbers were combined into a percentage share of admiration.  

In short, President Trump is not only highly admired by Americans, but also by diverse groups of people across the globe. 

On the women’s end of things, First Lady Melania Trump is the third most admired woman in America, ahead of Ellen DeGeneres (gag!), Queen Elizabeth II, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton (puke!), Nikki Haley, and Malala Yousafzai; the only women in America more admired than the First Lady are Michelle Obama (#1) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (#2).   

On the world stage, First Lady Melania Trump is the 19th most admired woman; former First Lady Michelle Obama is #1.


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