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Trump Bests Barack Obama After 12 Years Atop National Rasmussen Poll


For much of Donald Trump political career, there has been a rivalry between he and Barack Obama.

Well, to be fair, that rivalry existed long before Trump got himself into the political ring, as the eventual-President spent a great deal of energy years ago attempting to prove that Obama was born outside of the United States.

Obama fired back during his presidency, insisting that Donald Trump would “never” be the Commander in Chief.

Now, after a long time atop a Rasmussen poll of the “most admired Americans”, Barack Obama has been bested by the man he once mocked.

Americans are most likely to name President Donald Trump as their most admired man as 2020 comes to a close, edging out his predecessor Barack Obama in the annual Gallup survey released Tuesday.

Trump’s top-place finish ends a 12-year run as most admired man for Obama, tied with Dwight Eisenhower for the most ever.

Eighteen percent of the survey’s respondents named Trump as their most admired man, compared to 15 percent who named Obama and six percent who named President-elect Joe Biden. Another three percent named National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, while two percent said Pope Francis.

The remaining top 10 men include businessman Elon Musk, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, basketball player LeBron James, and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.

Trump has been in the top ten “most admired men” a total of 10 times according to polling, spanning all the way back to 1988.

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