- President Obama selected as the most admired man in the world, per Gallup Poll of U.S. residents.
- Analysis: True! And it is good that the US President is selected for this, in this poll.
- Almost every year since 1946, the current sitting President has been identified by this Gallup poll as the most admired man in the world. Doesn’t matter who is in office (except for Gerald Ford – it sucks to be Gerald Ford, apparently).
- This works on a propaganda level because (a) it is a true statement, (b) the message is simple, and (c) “What you see is all there is”. When you see all US Presidents since World War II (except Gerald Ford) were selected as the most admired man in the world in this annual poll, the message of the poster becomes less significant, of course.
Continue on to see the chart of the Gallup Poll results from 146 to 2014.