Every year, Gallup releases a poll to determine who the most admired person in the country is. And every year since 2008, the man who’s won that poll has been President Barack Obama — and, much to nobody’s surprise, he bested Trump this year as the most admired man in the country.
Granted, this is a low bar to beat, but honestly, President Obama is a superior human being in every way to the orange baboon who only won on a technicality back in November. The comparison isn’t even fair to President Obama. One of them is a great human being, and the other went to court for raping a 13-year-old.
So naturally, Republicans voted for the latter.
A full 22% of people in the poll, when asked, “What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most? And who is your second choice?” responded with President Obama.
High Lord Orange Peel came in second with 15% of respondents — an even smaller percentage of the population than the 19% who forced agent orange on us to begin with. Pope Francis came in third, with 4%, and Bernie Sanders came in fourth, with 2%.
Perhaps speaking to how uneducated our nation is, however, Mike Pence wound up tied with Stephen Hawking with 1%. I’m not sure how that happened, but anyone who admires Pence more than Hawking needs to be thrown into a black hole.
The poll also asked who the most admired woman is, and this year — as with the last 20 almost consecutive years (the exceptions being ’95, ’96, and ’01) is Hillary Clinton at 12%. Michelle Obama, one of the most accomplished first ladies in U.S. history, came in at 8%, while Angela Merkel, the center-right chancellor for Germany and sole defender of liberal democracy if Le Pen wins in France, came in third with 3%.
This poll is important because it’s yet another reminder that the majority of Americans do not like Trump. Trump’s supporters may run with it, thinking that he’s some sort of beloved leader, but that’s a byproduct of their media echo chamber.
If this were only one poll, that’d be one thing. But it’s not. Trump is entering office with the lowest approval ratings in recent history, and this is just another reminder that the American people are watching, we aren’t going to forgive disastrous decisions, and that 2018 is right around the corner.