Former President Barack Obama just got the devastating news that he now has to share his long-held title of “most admired man in America” with President Donald Trump.
According to Gallup’s yearly survey, Donald Trump and Barack Obama are tied this year, with each garnering 18 percent of the vote.
This comes as an especially shocking blow because Obama has exclusively held the title for 12 years in a row.
Gallup explains, “Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended fashion, which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year’s results are based on a Dec. 2-15 poll.”
The poll noted that the results are “sharply divided along party lines,” with 41 percent of Democrats choosing Obama, and 45 percent of Republicans touting Trump as their most admired figure.
Trump’s rating boasts a 5 percent increase from the 2018 poll — an interesting developing considering how much more intense the attacks against Trump have been in 2019 than the last two years.
Additionally, Gallup goes on to say that Trump is more popular overall than he has been in past years, and his job approval rating has jumped to 45% this year.