Donald Trump named runner-up in Gallup's 'Most Admired Man' poll

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Donald Trump Named Runner-Up In Gallup's Most Admired Man Poll

For decades, Gallup has been asking Americans which man and woman in the world they admire most.

This year, President Barack Obama claimed the top honor among men, and Donald Trump was named the runner-up. Trump tied with Pope Francis for the 2nd place spot.

Gallup noted, "Trump's surprisingly strong and often controversial presidential campaign has made him a prominent news figure this year and, thus, top-of-mind for many Americans. This helps explain his strong showing when Gallup asks Americans, in an open-ended fashion, to name the man they admire most."

See the most admired men in America:

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Donald Trump named runner-up in Gallup's 'Most Admired Man' poll

TIE - 6. Rev. Billy Graham

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TIE - 6. Bill Clinton

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TIE - 6. George W. Bush

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TIE - 6. The Dalai Lama

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TIE - 6. Ben Carson

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5. Bill Gates

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4. Bernie Sanders

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TIE - 2. Donald Trump

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TIE - 2. Pope Francis

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1. Barack Obama

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The survey involved just over 824 participants who were randomly contacted by phone from December 2nd through 6th.

President Obama garnered 17% of the votes. Trump and the Pope each received 5%.

Americans named their most admired woman as Hillary Clinton for the 20th time in a row. Malala Yousafzai came in second, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, who tied for third.

Also see the most admired women in America:

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Donald Trump named runner-up in Gallup's 'Most Admired Man' poll

TIE - 5. Ellen DeGeneres

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TIE - 5. Sarah Palin

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TIE - 5. Condoleezza Rice

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TIE - 5. Aung San Suu Kyi

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TIE - 5. Elizabeth Warren

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TIE - 4. Angela Merkel

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TIE - 4. Queen Elizabeth II

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TIE - 4. Carly Fiorina

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TIE - 3. Michelle Obama

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TIE - 3. Oprah Winfrey

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2. Malala Yousafzai

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1. Hillary Clinton

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