Former first lady tops new Gallup poll for third consecutive year
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been named the most admired woman in America for the third year in a row, according to a new Gallup poll.
“Ten percent of Americans named Obama as their most-admired woman, followed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first woman elected to the office, with 6 percent,” The Hill reports.
First Lady Melania Trump received four percent of the vote and Oprah Winfrey received three percent.
“German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Queen Elizabeth II all received 2 percent,” the report states.
In addition, a staggering 18 percent of Americans named President Donald Trump as the most admired man in the country.
President Trump ended his predecessor Barack Obama’s 12-year run as America’s “most admired man,” according to the annual Gallup survey released Tuesday.
“Trump tied former President Barack Obama for the honor last year but edged out his predecessor this year,” the Gallup poll declared.
President Trump and Michelle Obama recently topped the lists of their respective party primaries for a hypothetical 2024 presidential run, Breitbart reported December 15.
“Trump overwhelming led the pack with 56 percent support — a three-point jump from November’s survey,” the article read.
On the Democrat side, “Voters seemed less united on a singular candidate, though Michelle Obama saw the most support with 29 percent,” it continued.
Michelle Obama wisely avoided wrecking her personal brand by getting stuck on Joe Biden’s lackluster presidential ticket. pic.twitter.com/ZIfFjdpZa2
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 18, 2020
In August, President Trump responded to the former first lady after a speech in which she lamented his presidency.
“Somebody please explain to Michelle Obama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama,” he tweeted.
In her speech, the former first lady said during her husband’s presidency “We were respected around the world, rallying our allies to confront climate change.”
“And our leaders had worked hand-in-hand with scientists to help prevent an Ebola outbreak from becoming a global pandemic,” she continued.
However, President Trump described the Obama/Biden response to the H1N1 Swine flu as “weak and pathetic.”
“Check out the polling, it’s really bad,” he noted.
“The big difference is that they got a free pass from the Corrupt Fake News Media!”