President Obama Named The Most Admired Man In The World For The 7th Straight Year


The endless Republican anti-Obama campaign suffered another defeat as for the seventh consecutive year President Obama was named the most admired man in the world by Gallup.

According to Gallup,

Obama has appeared on the top 10 list each year since 2006, including ranking No. 1 in each of the last seven years, all by healthy margins over the second-place finisher. The incumbent president is nearly always the winner of the most admired distinction, having placed first in all but 12 of the 68 years the question has been asked.

Democrats and Democratic leaners widely choose Hillary Clinton (20%) and Barack Obama (33%) as the most admired woman and man, respectively. Not unexpectedly, Republicans and Republican leaners are much less likely to name either as their most admired. In fact, former Secretary of State Rice edges out Winfrey and Clinton as the most admired woman among Republicans. Obama and Pope Francis tie as the most admired man among Republicans, at 8%.

Republicans’ and Democrats’ top five most admired women include both Clinton and Winfrey, and their top five most admired men include both the president and the pope. Beyond these, their choices differ.

In our current era of bitter partisan divide, it is nice to know that respect for the president still exists. No president has faced the level of disrespect that Barack Obama has. Republicans have plotted and planned to destroy the man and his administration since his first day in office. Republicans have flooded the country with an intentional and negative barrage of misinformation about the president.

Republicans have been disrespectful of the president both in public and in private. It is important though that the disrespect that Republican partisans have in their hearts does not carry over to the American people as a whole.

67 Replies to “President Obama Named The Most Admired Man In The World For The 7th Straight Year”

  1. Is it wrong that I am smiling ?

    I hope someone tweets this to Morning Joke,

    UpChuck Todd and Mrs Greenspan.


  2. Lies,and misinformation may bring down some people. However how a person lives his/her life exemplify’s their core values, slinging arrows do not kill,(ah, yes they might hurt).

    When honest people look into their heart, and mind the truth will always win over deceit.

    People who choose to live in a perceived world of roses, only show,and react to their fears and confusion when facts are spoken.

  3. I can not say I am surprised, this President Obama has been doing everything he can alone even though the republicans who care more about trying to discredit him then helping the people of the U.S.A. THEY LIE AND EVEN AFTER THEY ARE CAUGHT IN THE LIES THEY DO NOTHING. They supposedly work for the American people but the real truth is they are only working for themselves and the KOCH Brothers .They seldom work but still get paid with our hard earned money. The whole damn bunch should be fired or give back all the money they earned while doing NOTHING.

  4. The man is full of empathy for all Americans. How he has been able to hold his temper & tongue in front of the Radical Right Insurgency AKA The Tea Baggers AKA the GOP shows just how strong his character is. Imagine the positive things that could be going on in/for this country if the Radical Republicans were not the extremist party of NO that they have been since the 1st day our president was elected.
    The man is my first choice in this contest as well.

  5. I have no doubt that future generations will celebrate Barack Obama as one of the best presidents in the nation’s history. Under trying conditions with an actual “grand conspiracy” by Republicans to destroy his presidency, he has done great things. Immigration reform; healthcare reform; salvaging an economy on the brink of a depression; saving the auto industry in America; Ending a 60 year old failed policy towards Cuba; ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and resisting the warmongers’ efforts to become embroiled in wars against Iran, Libya and Syria are major accomplishments.

  6. the most admired man. I admire the factory worker trying to keep food on the table for his family, the low income worker doing two jobs six days a week so he wont be thrown out in to the streets, the single parent who struggles daily to the point of wondering where the next meal is coming from, all the men and women who reach out to the poor and homeless doing all they can to help out a fellow human being, the children living in poverty fighting daily to escape, all the men and women fighting cancer with dignity grace and faith with hope, the elderly who are forgotten for the most part by America and stabbed in the back by social security yet struggle on to make a life. you will not ever see these people voted most admired or even mentioned anywhere. you might need to rethink most admired man, really.

  7. If Obama is highly regarded by the World inspite of the nasty, spiteful and downright disrespectuful rhetoric and actions by the 90% of Republicans, Politicians and their base—-I wonder what the world thinks of them? And wonder how these Republicans can come to the defense of PUTIN! During the Crimea crisis. Some were calling Putin “their most admired Leader” and how Putin was thumbing his nose at Obama, and how Putin was toying with him; playing chess while Obama was playing checkers. Look at where Putin is today. His Ruble is going south, and he is scrambling to stop the hemorraging of his economy. Due to sanctions and other skillfully applied “squeezes” orchestrated by the Obama administration. And guess what? Not a peep from those mongrels who might be feeling sorry for: “Their adored PUTIN” who, by the way could give a Pluck about them.

  8. The president and the pope are tied in my mind for most admired person of 2014. But how can you say that President Obama is the most admired man in the world if you only asked people in the United States?

  9. The people you mention, are, indeed, worthy of admiration; what is being measured here, though, is public acknowledgement.

  10. They can’t…not everyone is blind to the GOP game. How many failed law suits have to happen before people start seeing what the Republicans are up to? Investors are starting to invest in America again…so Obama MUST be doing something right. It’s just that the haters don’t want to accept that he can do any good because they have been so brainwashed by the crap those losers that they follow have spread I don’t they will ever see! They argue facts…what can anyone do with that? WE are just going to have to move on and celebrate OUR President without them….just leave them in their misery…They must like it!

  11. On these feeds for Obama there are several people from other Countries praising our President…wishing they could live here in America because of Obama!

  12. And Obama won 2 years with 16% and 17%.

    Poll is “Tops the List”… please read slowly so you may try and comprehend….

  13. Now that’s the America I want to live in again! And EXACTLY the people Obama is working FOR don’t you see that?

  14. He remembers he came from poverty..lived with his grandmother while she was dying of cancer and couldn’t get medical attention. He grew up very poor.
    The others come from money and they don’t have a clue about that.

  15. “President Obama Named The Most Admired Man In The World For The 7th Straight Year”

    Hey GOPT…read it and weep!

  16. If you investigate this poll you will find that they only asked 805 people. Considering the US has a population of 320,000,000 people, that 805 is only .00000252% of the population. How does that make this a legitimate assumption?

  17. But guess what wingnut? The only polls that mattered was in 2008 and 2012 the only President since Eisenhower to be elected and re elected by over 50% of the vote. Now do that math

  18. Statistics 101 will teach you how polls work. I can’t take the time to explain the whole thing to you, but it is very scientific, they don’t need to poll the whole population as long as they are careful in the selection of the participants. If you study statistics you can look at the methodology and know if it is a bogus poll or not. Education is the key.

  19. Here’s what a homeschooler does: They look at the Gallup poll methodology and discover that Gallup only asked 805 people in this particular survey. Of those 805 people asked, 33% chose Obama. Looks like a high percentage when you look at it that way. However, considering the country has 320,000,000 residents, Gallup only asked .00000252% of its country’s citizens their opinion. That makes this headline, and assumption that he ranks at the most admired man, highly misleading.

  20. Do you understand anything about statistics; population and sampling? It is NOT “math”; it is statistics!

  21. The methodology for this poll was randomly dialed sets of phone numbers, making sure t 50% were cell and 50% landline, asking the simple question of who was most admired. Unlike the flipping of a coin that has only 2 choices, or a roulette wheel with a set number of possible holes, this question has an infinite number of possible answers.

  22. Heres what a homeschooler does do. Have a total lack of understanding of representative sampling.

    Beat it

  23. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.”
    ~ Stephen Hawking

  24. You admire all the people that Obama has tried to help but U don’t admire him. U sound like a member of the GOP Why didn’t U just come out and say I don’t admire Obama rather than throwing a stone and hiding your hand???????????

  25. You should have said I don’t admire Obama instead of throwing a rock and hiding your hand. U must be a member of the GOP.

  26. U should have just said I don’t admire Obama rather than throwing a rock and hiding your hand?

  27. Polling usually sample small groups of people. I have never seen a poll that included all 320,000,000 million American residents.

  28. Polling usually involves small numbers of people. I have never seen a poll that included all 320,000,000 million American residents.

    Take a class in statistics. You will learn how this works. It was one of the most useful classes I took in college.

  29. DaddyOlonglegs,

    GWB 2001 39%??? That was before he had a chance to tank the economy, lie us into the Iraq war, and blow a budget surplus handed to him by Clinton!

  30. So,why would you not have equal respect for the ONLY one in power here who’s actually trying to help these very ones?

  31. Yeah, you homeschoolers don’t get any science, and that’s what modern polling is – science. Of course you don’t understand it…

  32. I did look up some information about statistics, percentages, and absolute values when it comes to polling. What looks better to say…that 33% claim Obama is most admired, or that of 320 million possible respondents, an even smaller percentage of .00000252% claim that? This is also dangerously close to being the fallacy of a hasty generalization since the title states the “world’s” most admired man, when only 805 people of the total world population were polled. That is my point.

  33. It should be noted that only Americans were asked to name the most admired man in the world, so that caveat should be appended. He is not the most admired man in the world in all countries. That honour belongs to Pope Francis.

  34. Obama gets 19% combined first and second place mentions, not exactly an overwhelming endorsement. This is also an award that George W Bush won on multiple occasions. I don’t recall the left celebrating those results.

  35. Read more closely. 33% of DEMS chose Obama. Check the Gallup site. Obama got 19% with first and second place mentions combined. As noted by others GWB won this award with similar numbers on several occasions. This really has no meaning.

  36. Why would any sane person celebrate a indicted war criminal and the person who was in charge when they almost destroyed the world economy? Only in dumfukistan

  37. Well if you count that The Dow Jones has just hit 18,000, gas right now where I live at is at $1.85, unemployment is at 5%, the deficit is down, more uninsured Americans have healthcare, health care cost is down, longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in US history 57 months and counting you are nothing more that a racist idiot who refuse to see facts now be gone hillbilly

  38. You don’t know anything about statistics, do you? Beyond a certain sample size you hear more or less the same responses……

  39. Terry you can’t throw science at the rethugs and expect them to understand. They are taught this world is just 6000 years old. Science and the study of science has no meaning. I read to day in the Nat. Geo that there is evidence that humans lived as far back as 13,000 years ago. With Asian ancestors as far back as 32.000 years ago. This however is not relevant to any(home schooled)rethug Politician and their followers.

  40. There is something to say about polls, surveys, and other stats. I will say this, from my prespective ; No other President has been so openly disrespected. No other President has received so much resistance and non cooperation from the GOP. To say nothing about the out right lies and innuendoes he has had to endure. He assumed a U.S.A. in turmoil, a war, economy in trouble but He was elected…in fact he was re-elected by the people and he did his job. Anyone who cannot look back over his tenure as President and not see how far we have come. No, they see it, they just don’t want to openly admit it.

  41. He’s not only one of the best presidents we have had but an extremely intelligent and good man. While not the richest member of Congress, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, he donated the money($500,000) to charity

  42. Admired? For what? Violating our constitution? Selectively enforcing the law of the land? This jackass is not only no better than G.W. Bush, he is not a damned bit different. Get real.

  43. I admire all of those people AND Obama because my mind is complex enough to hold more than one idea at a time.

  44. Just think, where do you think this country would be If Obama was NOT our president? THINK? How many lives lost? How much hope gone?

  45. It’s true. He scooped ice cream at Baskin Robbins while he was in high school. Take your smug BS to the Fox website.

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