All hope is lost. Donald Trump has tied Pope Francis for 2nd most admired man behind President Barack Obama, according to a Gallop poll released today.
To admire is to regard a person with respect or warm approval.
Now look at this warm approval.
While Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman, and has been for the last 14 years, and Obama crushed Trump, Trump tied Pope Francis for the number two most admired man – most admired man.
Obama got 17 percent and Trump pulled a measly 5 percent, but still, Trump tied Pope Francis for the number two most admired man.
Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 2-6, 2015, with a random sample of 824 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.
Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 60% cellphone respondents and 40% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.