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Obama and Trump at Trump's 2017 inauguration. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump and former President Obama shared the honors as America's most admired man in 2019 in Gallup's annual poll.

The big picture: With both receiving the support of 18% of Americans, it's Obama's 12th time in the top slot — and Trump's first. Trump had previously come in second place for the last four years.

  • The results skewed heavily along partisan lines as 41% of Democrats and just 3% of Republicans chose Obama, while 45% of Republicans and just 2% of Democrats chose Trump.
  • Former first lady Michelle Obama took the top spot as America's most admired woman. She was the only woman to poll in double digits.

Most admired man:

  • 1 (tie). Barack Obama (18%)
  • 1 (tie). Donald Trump (18%)
  • 3 (tie). Jimmy Carter (2%)
  • 3 (tie). Elon Musk (2%)
  • 5. Bill Gates (2%)
  • 6. Pope Francis (1%)
  • 7. Bernie Sanders (1%)
  • 8. Adam Schiff (1%)
  • 9. The Dalai Lama (1%)
  • 10. Warren Buffett (<1%)

Most admired woman:

  • 1. Michelle Obama (10%)
  • 2. Melania Trump (5%)
  • 3. Oprah Winfrey (3%)
  • 4. Hillary Clinton (3%)
  • 5. Greta Thunberg (3%)
  • 6. Queen Elizabeth II (2%)
  • 7. Nancy Pelosi (2%)
  • 8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2%)
  • 9. Elizabeth Warren (1%)
  • 10 (tie). Angela Merkel (1%)
  • 10 (tie). Nikki Haley (1%)

Go deeper: Last year's results from Gallup

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Prosecutor: Fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. was "justified"

Khalil Ferebee (C), the son of Andrew Brown Jr., and attorneys Bakari Sellers (L) and Harry Daniel (R) at a May 11 news conference in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies last month, was "tragic" but "justified," due to the immediate threat officers believed Brown posed.

Why it matters: The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into Brown's death. Police in Elizabeth City shot him five times, including in the back of his head, according to an independent autopsy report released by family attorneys last month.

McCarthy comes out against bipartisan deal on Jan. 6 commission

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will oppose a bipartisan deal announced last week that would form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, his office announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: McCarthy's opposition to the deal, which was negotiated by the top Republican and Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, underscores the internal divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the wake of Jan. 6.

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Beijing's antitrust push poses a problem for Western regulators

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Chinese government's anti-monopoly machinery presents a major challenge to U.S. and European regulators, a new book argues.

Why it matters: China's huge markets are attracting investment from multinational corporations and shaping the behavior of its own globe-trotting companies — giving international heft to the country's idiosyncratic antitrust enforcement and putting it on a collision course with Western-style regulation.