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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired by Americans: Gallup

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired by Americans: Gallup

The tweet appears to be reference a recent poll conducted by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports, which pegged Trump's approval at 46 percent.

This can be compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, who had 68 per cent approving of his job performance at the end of his first year in office.

That's right, for the 10th year running, Obama has proven he's a pretty popular guy. She has held the title 22 times in total, more than anyone else.

The number of respondents naming Obama the man they admired most dropped to 17 percent in Gallup's December poll, a decrease from the 22 percent who said the same past year.

Trump's second place standing adds his name to a rare subset of incumbent presidents; those who failed to be named Gallup's most admired man.

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Clinton's 16th consecutive year topping the most admired women's poll showed her support dip this time from 12% to 9% of respondents.

With the most admired women, the list is a little more diverse, with Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleeza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton and Beyonce Knowles also up there. The six others who failed to top the list include Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush.

"Another reason that I'm going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I'm not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes", Trump told the newspaper.

(CNN) - President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his approval ratings at this point in his presidency rival those of Barack Obama, citing a report from "Fox & Friends". During his first December in office, the former president's approval rating was 49.9 per cent.

The results, which were collected from a December 4-11 poll with a random sample of 1,049 adults, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level, suggested that Clinton's popularity is waning.


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