Trump finished second in the poll at 14 percent.
While Obama tops the Most Admired Men list, Hillary Clinton has topped the Most Admired Woman list.
Read their full exchange. The next winningest woman is Eleanor Roosevelt, at 13 times.
However, Obama comes in second place with 10 wins and won the title of the most admired man all eight years of his presidency. The poll, conducted by Gallup, has been conducted since 1946. "The incumbent president has won 58 of those times". "The incumbent president is the usual victor, since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country - but when the president is unpopular, other well-known and well-liked men have been able to finish first".
Obama is only the second former president to win the "most admired" title, along with Dwight Eisenhower in 1967 and 1968.
Another 9 percent name a friend or relative as their most admired man, with 13 percent doing the same for most admired woman.
The failed presidential candidate has received the distinction 22 times - more than any other person.
Clinton has topped the list 16 years running and taken the top spot 22 times total, which Gallup said was more than anyone else - man or woman.
Clinton kept her top rank, even though the rate was reduced.
Trailing far behind Trump in the 2017 survey were Pope Francis with 3 percent; Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. Sen.
Clinton "remains arguably more prominent than other contenders", Jones wrote in a blog post announcing the findings.
Gallup's poll was based on phone interviews December 4-11 with a random sample of 1,049 adults living in all 50 US states and D.C. "However, retaining that stature may be more challenging in coming years with her political career likely over", the poll stated online.