On this annual presidential holiday (so to speak), the Washington Post has published results of its survey of 162 members of the American Political Science Associationís Presidents & Executive Politics section.


The top 10 presidents in this poll were, in declining order:† Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson.


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[W]hen asked about which presidents were most overrated and underrated, our survey found Kennedy to be the most overrated, followed by [Ronald] Reagan and Andrew Jackson.


The most underrated? Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush and Truman. All of these underrated presidents, to some degree, were consensus-builders. They also all managed international conflicts, something that most of the top 10 great presidents did.


How does Barack Obama fare? Scholars had a mixed view of him. Obama ranks 18th overall and, among the modern presidents (those since FDR), he is in the middle of the pack.


On this annual presidential holiday (so to speak), the Washington Post has published results of its survey of 162 members of the American Political Science Associationís Presidents & Executive Politics section.

The top 10 presidents in this poll were, in declining order:† Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson.

There’s more HERE:

[W]hen asked about which presidents were most overrated and underrated, our survey found Kennedy to be the most overrated, followed by [Ronald] Reagan and Andrew Jackson.

The most underrated? Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush and Truman. All of these underrated presidents, to some degree, were consensus-builders. They also all managed international conflicts, something that most of the top 10 great presidents did.

How does Barack Obama fare? Scholars had a mixed view of him. Obama ranks 18th overall and, among the modern presidents (those since FDR), he is in the middle of the pack.