A recent Quinnipiac University poll asked respondents to rate Presidents since World War II. The big losers were George W. Bush and Barack Obama with the latter slightly edging out the former to claim the top spot. Polls like this strike me as fairly biased since it skews toward recent and current events. That being said, let’s discuss it anyway.

Report from CNN:

President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll.

And the survey, released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election.

Thirty-three percent of people questioned in the poll say that Obama is the worst president since the Second World War, with 28% saying George W. Bush was the worst. Thirteen percent picked Richard Nixon, with 8% naming Jimmy Carter.

Actually, this makes perfect sense. Of the respondents, a third hate President Bush and a third hate President Obama. The rest are people who think and remember beyond the past 14 years.

So, how would you answer this poll question? Worst and best President since WWII?


  1. This is a good example of the media hyping the negative. The very same
    poll asked who was the BEST president, and here were the results:

    1) Ronald Reagan 35 percent
    2) Bill Clinton 18 percent
    3) John F. Kennedy 15 percent
    4) Barack Obama 8 percent
    5) Dwight Eisenhower 5 percent
    6) Harry S. Truman 4 percent
    7) Lyndon B. Johnson (tie) 3 percent
    8) George H.W. Bush (tie) 3 percent
    9)Jimmy Carter 2 percent
    10) Richard Nixon (tie) 1 percent
    11) Gerald Ford (tie) 1 percent
    12) George W. Bush (tie) 1 percent

    • Gallup did polls of presidents when they were IN office. Here’s the average ratings while they were doing the job (Obama isn’t finished):

      1) JFK–70.1%
      2) IKE–65%
      3) Bush41–6.9%
      4) LBJ–55.1%
      5) Clinton–55.1%
      6) Reagan–52.8%
      7) Bush43–49.4%
      8) Nixon–49%
      9) Ford–47.2%
      10) Carter–45.5
      11) Truman–45.4%

      This was interesting. Here are the highest ratings received:

      1) Bush43–90%
      2) Bush41–89%
      3) Truman–87%
      4) JFK–83%
      5) IKE–79%
      6) LBJ–79%
      7) Carter–75%
      8) Clinton–73%
      9) Ford–71%
      10) Reagan–68%
      11) Nixon–67%

      And here are the LOWEST ratings received:

      1) JFK–56%
      2) IKE–48%
      3) Clinton–37%
      4) Ford–37%
      5) Reagan–35%
      6) LBJ–35%
      7) Bush41–29%
      8) Carter–28%
      9) Bush43–25
      10) Nixon–24%
      11) Truman–22%

  2. Obama is the BEST PRESIDENT EVER…





    …of Kenya.

  3. Mr. Obama has been ranting that the “Do Nothing Congress” isn’t cooperating and he will have to take it upon himself to get things done. Obviously the Congressional scholar has no idea about how Representive government or checks and Balances in or Constitution work.

    As shown in the “Weekly Standard” article entitled “Who’s Not Doing Anything” below it isn’t the GOP House that isn’t cooperating BUT THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE. The House has been pretty much right on the same pace as past Congresses have been on for passing legislation and the Senate is behind. In fact the House has passed five times (5) as many bills as the Democratic Senate. The legislation simply isn’t the ones that the President wants or is willing to work to have passed.


  4. If you don’t specify the subjects Ideology being polled – none of it means Jack-S#$& – And saying Independent is a copout – The scan goes from Lib (left) to Conserv (right)

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