A new survey says President Donald Trump is the most admired man in America this year.
"The incumbent president is usually top of mind when Gallup asks Americans to name, without prompting, which man living anywhere in the world they admire most," says Jeffrey M. Jones, author of the Gallup article.
18% of respondents to an annual Gallup poll named Trump as the most admired man of 2020. This is the second year in a row the President has won, last year sharing the honor with former President Barack Obama.
For 12 years in a row, Obama had been chosen as the most admired man, including the tie. Trump beat Obama this year by 3%, Obama receiving 15% of respondents' votes in this year’s survey.
Former Vice President Joe Biden won 6%.
The over-the-phone survey was conducted from Dec. 1 to Dec. 17. It was based on a random sample of 1,018 respondents (all 18 years or older) residing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with a margin of error at plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Almost half of Republican respondents nominated Trump, with no other nominee receiving more than 2 percent of Republicans’ votes. 32% of Democratic respondents voted Obama as their top choice, Biden following at 13 percent.
11% of Independents chose Trump, another 11% chose Obama, splitting the demographic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was selected by 5% of Democrat respondents, 2% of Independents, and 1% of Republicans.
Fauci finished fourth in the poll, while Pope Francis finished fifth.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, NBA legend LeBron James, and the Dalai Lama also made the Top 10 list.
Michelle Obama was named most admired woman of the year, making this her third year in a row to receive the honor.
Kamala Harris won second place polling at 6%, and First Lady Melania Trump won third place at 4%.