“WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied this year as the most admired man. It is Obama's 12th time in the top spot versus the first for Trump. Michelle Obama is the most admired woman for the second year in a row.
Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended fashion, which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year's results are based on a Dec. 2-15 poll.
Americans' choice for most admired man this year is sharply divided along party lines: 41% of Democrats name Obama, while 45% of Republicans choose Trump. Relatively few Democrats choose Trump and relatively few Republicans pick Obama, while independents' choices are divided about equally between the two men.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/273125/oba … -2019.aspx
Should this surprise anyone? 50 - 50 split, just like the present great divide. Democrats versus Republicans or Obama versus Trump. No surprise to me.
Interesting. One would assume that if you admire someone above all others, you aspire to be like that person.
If my husband admired Donald Trump above all others, I would be Very worried.
Happy New Year!
I saw a headline on that but I didn't read the article. I look at that the same way as the sexiest man of the year. Those don't mean jack.
On the surface, perhaps. But, I doubt it would take too much effort to find a point to disagree on.
Well now, I would say that an impeached president should not be so admired.
The fact that he IS so admired shows how weak and pathetic the case the Democrats have made against him. They've convinced nobody, only shown themselves to be a bunch of political hacks. It is obvious the American public not only doesn't want President Donald Trump removed from office, they admire him.
It is also proof that Obama wasn't as admired as those who support him believe. He was propped up by the fake media and nothing more.
"It is also proof that Obama wasn't as admired as those who support him believe. He was propped up by the fake media and nothing more."
Funny thing, Mike, maybe that is why this survey is just bunk. I think that Trumps admiration numbers are contrived, so what is the difference? So where is the evidence of this contrary last paragraph in your post?
We all admire what Obama as president says about us as the country who elected him.
We respect Trump for infusing life into the economy. Trump's numbers are no more inflated than Obama's but....Trump won our grudging approval. Obama was handed approval on a silver platter and took it for granted by not following through on what many of us thought he'd accomplish.
L to L, what you say may be true from the prospective of some folks, generally are Trump supporters anyway.
Of course, your point of view I cannot share.
I understand. Trump, as an individual, is hard to stomach but no one can contest how the economy has thrived under his stewardship.
Thought you hated money, wealth, & prosperity. Nothing's wrong with LOVING WEALTH. EMBRACE IT!
I think we define wealth so differently we should probably use different words.
Give me space and opportunity. That is what Trump did. Take away my choices, take away my opportunity, beggar me with mandates. That is what Obama did.
Do you love socioeconomic wealth? Just asking an intelligent question, Do you believe in achievement & success?
My observation is that the filthy rich have a higher percentage of problems and depression than those who don't put so much importance on wealth. I like feeling financially secure. Much mor just brings its own problems.
My observation is that rich people are the happiest. Don't say filthy rich for that implies a negative attitude towards money & wealth. Wealth means 7-8 paychecks away from homelessness & penury. Do you know that most of us are 1-2 paychecks away from homelessness & that isn't good at all. One isn't financial secure unless h/she is AT LEAST 5 paychecks away from homelessness. Well, the wealthy are 7-upwards of paychecks away from homelessness. If you ask me that is a GREAT feeling to have.
I will tell you who are likely to have a higher percentage of problems & depression from my observation. It is the lower middle class & lower class people. Those are the people who are the most worried about jobs as their jobs are being automated due to computerization. They are the ones w/the least skills & education. They live in the worst neighborhoods, have the worst or no health services, eat the worst foods, & have very little or no opportunities. They also go the WORST schools. Think of the 1970s. Since the 1970s, the lower middle class have been negatively impacted with their jobs being phased out or going overseas.
Lower income people are even more in dire straits. Their jobs are disappearing. Those in the underclass- the lowest of the lower class- are facing government cuts i.e. section 8 & food stamps. These people have a very tenuous socioeconomic rope-snap & they will be homelessness.
These are the people who have a HIGHER percentage of problems & depression. The poor mask their problems & depression in many ways. Some beat their wives & children. Some turn to irresponsible sex- having even more children that they can't afford. Some turn to alcohol. Others tur to illegal activities just to stay afloat. Most criminals often came from the lower classes e.g. Al Capone, John Gotti, Whitey Bulger, Bumpy Johnson, & Nicky Barnes among others. Poverty breeds crime & other pathologies. It is better to have than not to have.
Some wealthy may have problems but they have the doctors & specialists that others don't have. Being wealthy means MORE, UNLIMITED lifestyle choices. Being wealthy means better medical/dental care, access to better neighborhoods, better schools, & better life opportunities. So please don't disparage the wealthy. They have it MADE- they never have to worry about being homeless because they have that financial security. They also have left socioeconomic legacies for successive generations. They create jobs & economies. They are the shakers & rule makers of society. In other words, they are...….POWERFUL.
Let's make an analogy-the A student. The A student is at the top. A students have opportunities that other students will never have. A students have golden educational & thus golden socioeconomic futures. They can have scholarships solely based upon their grades. They are looked up as achievers.
Of course, there will be haters of A students, stating that they have problems because all they do is study & that they are conceited- blah, blah, all the hater talk. Despite the haters, A students have doors opened to them that aren't opened to other students. There are negaters & haters who state that A students have "problems" because they are "too smart". Follow me in the analogy.
However, the students with the most problems are the C-D students. Such students have limited or even no academic futures because of their abysmal grades. These students won't get into college but into dead end jobs with no futures. When these jobs are phased out, such students will be in dire straits. See where I am going here, Livetolearn. It is best to be that A student for if one is an A student, h/she will have an unlimited academic thus a great socioeconomic future while the C-D student won't have such a future.
Your negative opinion of lower income families clouds your ability to view the matter from different angles.
If you are predisposed to judge every situation by the amountof money a person has in the bank it guarantees you always reach the same conclusion.
I don't have first hand experience being poor nor do I have first hand experience as a filthy rich individual. I'm going by interactions with each type and what matters most to each will determine their level of happiness.
Two people, different economic circumstance, both considering level of wealth to be the sole measurement of happiness will result in the person with the most money being perceived as the happier of the two.
Humans, thankfully, are more complex and diverse. If we all saw accumulation of wealth as the primary goal in life it would be a sad world. People would be less generous, less kind and less introspective. It would clearly be an impetus for civil unrest.
I can say I would hate to live in that world.
It ISN'T a negative opinion but a REALISTIC observation. Despite your utopian attitude, poor people have it TOUGH. They worry about making ends meet. They worry about food & where they will live. They constantly worry about getting & providing for the necessities. I hear that from social workers, nurses, & other professionals who work w/the poor. I had classmates in elementary & high school who were poor- they talked about how hard it was. Had relatives who were poor- they HATED it. None of them were happy despite your Pollyanna, rose colored view that poor people are "happy" while wealthy people are "miserable". Live in reality. I DO.
I know poor people & they ain't happy, they are struggling & wish they are wealthier, even wealthy. I know wealthy people & they are deliriously happy. They are happy with their success & they use their success to help those in need. Yes they are obsessed w/wealth but they use their wealth to enjoy their lives & to HELP others. Please look at wealth differently for you have a NEGATIVE view of wealth & a POSITIVE view of poverty-talk about Luciferian inference. A psychologist coined this to mean that good is bad & bad is good;
P.S. While some people are poor because of physical, emotional, & psychological challenges & are on temporary hard times( I am excusing such people-these people should be helped), the majority of poor people (excluding children) are that way because of irresponsible choices & a negative, fatalistic outlook on life. The latter need to be reeducated to achieve in order to live a decent life. However, negative, ingrained philosophies are THE HARDEST to change. They have to be self-motivated to change but most of the latter don't wish to better themselves educationally nor socioeconomically which is sad.
Obama had many scandals and did many things the media ignored or did not act upon. The favorable news stories were much higher than negative news stores about him. Here is an interesting article in The Atlantic about it. There are several others from other sources.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar … ma/272807/
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