Washington (February 20, 2018): Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings.
while President Donald Trump was ranked historically low, according to a presidential “greatness” survey released.The 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, released Monday, was based on 170 usable responses from current and former members of the American Political Science Association’s presidents and executive politics section.
The survey asked the presidential experts to use a 0-100 scale “for overall greatness,” with zero being failure, 50 being average and 100 being great.Roughly 57% of the respondents were Democrats, 13% were Republicans and 27% were independents (3% selected “Other”).
Overall, Trump came in dead last. The seven greatest presidents, according to respondents, remained unchanged from the same survey’s results in 2014, the previous time it was taken.In order, they were Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.