Americans Rank Lincoln as Top President





Far and away, Abraham Lincoln is ranked by Americans as the nation's greatest president, according to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive and released this week, just ahead of Presidents Day. What's surprising is that President George W. Bush, whose approval rating has plunged to just 30 percent, also sneaks into the top ten list.

The Harris poll points out that recent presidents tend to be listed more often as both the best and the worst. In a separate poll asking Americans to name the worst commander-in-chief since World War II, Bush won in a landslide, netting 34 percent of the vote.

The online survey posed this question to 2,302 adults in the U.S.: Which one of the following presidents do you think was the best overall president in our history?
[#1: Lincoln, #2 Reagan, #3 FDR, #4 JFK, #5 GW, #6 Clinton, #7 Jefferson, #8 Truman, #9 TR, #10 GW Bush.



comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to our mailing list