The incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump topped the rating of the men most admired in the U.S. in 2020.
For 12 years before that, the leader of the rating was former U.S. President Barack Obama every year, but this year Trump managed to overtake his predecessor by 3 percent. In addition to them, the top 10 includes U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, U.S. chief infectious disease researcher Anthony Fauci, the Pope, entrepreneur Elon Musk, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, basketball player LeBron James and the Dalai Lama.
Among women, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle was the main object of admiration. Also leading the list were Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Donald Trump’s wife Melania, TV host Oprah Winfrey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, British Queen Elizabeth II, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Swedish environmental activist Greta Tunberg.
Last week, USA Today and Suffolk University released the results of a joint survey that found that a majority of American voters have a negative view of Trump’s presidency. Just over 50 percent of voters surveyed said Trump will go down in history as a failed president. Sixteen percent called the politician a great president, another 13 percent called him a good one. 16 percent of respondents rated Trump’s presidency as acceptable, while 4 percent abstained.