Barack Obama edged his successor as the most admired man in America for 2017, a Gallup poll found, admitting that this is the first year when the title is not given to the current POTUS since 2008. It means that Barack Obama is considered to be the most admired American of the last 8 years. The most admired woman for Americans is Hillary Clinton and she receives this title for the 16th time. 17 per cent of those surveyed named Obama as the man they most admire, compared with 14 per cent for Trump. There was a wide partisan split, with 35 per cent of Republicans saying Trump was most admired man of the year, and 39 percent of Democrats picking Obama. Gallup spokesman says they are not surprised with such a result because Trump’s ratings are rather low. “The incumbent president is the usual winner, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country — but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first,” the spokesman said.