Michelle Obama Is the Most Admired Woman of 2020!

For the third year in a row, Michelle Obama is the Most Admired Woman!

On Tuesday, Gallup published the results of its survey, which asked Americans who they admired the most.

While the former first lady came in at No. 1 for women, President Donald Trump bested Michelle’s husband Barack Obama (No. 2), who previously earned the title for 12 straight years.

When asked, “What woman that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?” Americans also mentioned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (No. 2); current First Lady Melania Trump (No. 3), Oprah Winfrey (No. 4); and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 5).

Rounding out the Top 5 for men are President-elect Joe Biden (No. 3); physician and key member of the White House coronavirus task force Dr. Anthony Fauci (No. 4); and Pope Francis (No. 5.)

While Trump was named by 48 percent of Republicans, 32 percent of Democrats chose former President Obama.

Though the incumbent president has generally topped the list in the 74 times the survey has been taken, past presidents including Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush have not come in at No. 1 in all years of their tenure. Likewise, Trump did not come in first in 2017 or in 2018.

Gallup notes that Harris — who is set to become the first female, as well as the first Black and Asian American vice president — could overtake Michelle Obama in upcoming years.


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