This is the first time Trump has earned the distinction, and the 12th time for Obama.
Michelle Obama, who finished second to Hillary Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won th e honor of most admired woman by a significant margin this year.
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.