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Donald Trump's 2017 hasn't exactly been all that he hoped it would be.

Between Twitter rants and FBI investigations, he has seen his approval ratings plummet and learned that his Renoir painting was a fake.

Regardless, he is still the President and still demands a level of respect and admiration, right?

Apparently not.

Every year since 1946, the American analytics and research company Galluphas conducted a poll to discover which man and woman the American people admire the most.

Each President since Harry Truman has been named as the most admired man at least once but Trump might have to wait a little longer to add this accolade to his CV.

Trump managed to finish second in the 2017 poll behind, you guessed it, Barack Obama.

Trump only narrowly missed out on the honour achieving a 14 per cent share of the poll, while Obama edged it with 17 per cent.

It is the ninth consecutive year that Obama has been named as the most admired man.

The other US politicians who scored highly were John McCain, Bernie Sanders and Mike Pence, with entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Bill Gates plus religious figures like Pope Francis and The Dalai Lama also finishing in the top 10.

  • 1. Barack Obama, 17 per cent
  • 2. Donald Trump, 14 per cent
  • 3. Pope Francis, 3 per cent
  • 4. Rev. Billy Graham, 2 per cent
  • 5. John McCain, 2 per cent
  • 6. Elon Musk, 2 per cent
  • 7. Bernie Sanders, 1 per cent
  • 8. Bill Gates, 1 per cent
  • 9. Benjamin Netanyahu, 1 per cent
  • 10. Jeff Bezos, 1 per cent
  • 11. The Dalai Lama, 1 per cent
  • 12. Mike Pence, 1 per cent 

Although it's hardly a major honour, knowledge of this is likely to infuriate Trump so we can expect to see a few tweets about this in this next couple of hours.

Just to put this into context both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush managed to win the award in years where they were dogged with scandals and controversy, namely the Monica Lewinsky affair and the Iraq War.

Still, there is always next year for Trump, as long as he is still in the White House.

Meanwhile, in the female poll, Hillary Clinton picked up the honour for the sixteenth year in a row

The former Democratic Presidential nominee won nine per cent of the vote to beat Michelle Obama to the top spot, with the likes of The Queen, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel, Melania Trump and Beyonce finishing in the top 11.

  • 1. Hillary Clinton, 9 per cent
  • 2. Michelle Obama, 7 per cent
  • 3. Oprah Winfrey, 4 per cent
  • 4. Elizabeth Warren, 3 per cent
  • 5. Angela Merkel, 3 per cent
  • 6. Queen Elizabeth II, 2 per cent
  • 7. Condoleezza Rice, 2 per cent
  • 8. Melania Trump, 1 per cent
  • 9. Nikki Haley, 1 per cent
  • 10. Kate Middleton, 1 per cent
  • 11. Beyonce Knowles, 1 per cent


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