At home, President Trump may be constantly vilified by the media and made out to be a seriously hated man, but the reality is much different than that. Sure, a whole lot of folks in the US and across the globe dislike him, but his electoral victory proves he has a legion of supporters.
With the first year of his presidency in the books, it’s nice to take stock of all that Trump has achieved and assess the opinions of the masses.
As reported at the New York Post, according to a recent poll, despite near ubiquitous negative coverage, President Trump is the second most admired man in the world. Of those surveyed, 14 percent said Trump was the person they admired most, while only 9 percent answered Hillary Clinton.
While Trump’s second-place finish is impressive, the number one spot once again went to former President Obama, who was chosen by 17 percent of respondents, a 5-point drop from the 22 percent during the last year of his presidency.
Obama has been named the most admired man 10 times in a row now and is closing in on the record currently held by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at 12 times most admired.
In this yearly poll, the incumbent candidate usually tops the list. While Trump was unable to reach the top this year, Obama will likely continue sliding down the ranks, opening the door for the much-maligned Trump.
Breaking down the poll numbers reveals that folks were predictably split along party lines. Thirty-five percent of Republicans named Trump as most admired, with only 1 percent naming Obama. For Democrats, 39 percent chose Obama while 3 percent Trump.
Rounding out the top ten are Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, Sen. John McCain, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Dalai Lama, and Vice President Mike Pence.
Considering the insane propaganda war against him at home and abroad, it’s a significant achievement to be number two. Likewise, it’s not too surprising seeing Obama top the list since he received the exact opposite treatment of Trump and was made out to be a Messiah by the global media.
At the end of the day, however, the poll really doesn’t mean much. Who cares about Trump’s popularity as long as he crafts worthwhile and beneficial policy. That’s what really matters.
Source: New York Post