Pres­i­dent Obama named The Most Ad­mired Man In The World for the 7th Straight Year

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By

Ja­son Easley (Ploti­cus USA)

Pres­i­dent of the United States, Barack Obama, is the World’s most ad­mired man, this ac­cord­ing to a Gallup poll for 2014.

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.

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.

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