Skip to comments.The Presidential IQ Report
Posted on 01/16/2007 11:16:25 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
WASHINGTON --In a published report, the Lovenstein Institute of Scranton, Pennsylvania has detailed findings of a four month study of the intelligence quotient of President George W. Bush. Since 1973, the Lovenstein Institute has published its research to the education community on each new president, which includes the famous "IQ" report among others.
According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 60 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking. The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
|147||Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)|
|132||Harry Truman (D)|
|122||Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)|
|174||John F. Kennedy (D)|
|126||Lyndon B. Johnson (D)|
|155||Richard M. Nixon (R)|
|121||Gerald R. Ford (R)|
|176||James E. Carter (D)|
|105||Ronald W. Reagan (R)|
|98||George H. W. Bush (R)|
|182||William J. Clinton (D)|
|91||George W. Bush (R)|
The six Republican presidents of the past 60 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91.
The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.
No president other than Carter (D) has released his actual IQ, 176. Among comments made concerning the specific testing of President GW Bush, his low ratings were due to his apparent difficulty to command the English language in public statements, his limited use of vocabulary (6,500 words for Bush versus an average of 11,000 words for other presidents), his lack of scholarly achievements other than a basic MBA, and an absence of any body of work which could be studied on an intellectual basis.
The complete report documents the methods and procedures used to arrive at these ratings, including depth of sentence structure and voice stress confidence analysis. "All the Presidents prior to George W. Bush had a least one book under their belt, and most had written several white papers during their education or early careers.
Not so with President Bush," Dr. Lovenstein said. "He has no published works or writings, so in many ways that made it more difficult to arrive at an assessment. We had to rely more heavily on transcripts of his unscripted public speaking."
The Lovenstein Institute of Scranton Pennsylvania think tank includes high caliber historians, psychiatrists, sociologists, scientists in human behavior, and psychologists. Among their ranks are Dr. Werner R. Lovenstein, world-renowned sociologist, and Professor Patricia F. Dilliams, a world-respected psychiatrist. This study was commissioned on February 13, 2001, and released on July 9, 2001, to subscribing member universities and organizations within the education community.
Anyone who believes this widely-debunked report needs to have their own IQ checked.
I'll take "Junk Science" for 400, Alex.
IQ does not translate into either wisdom or principles. Just look at the list.
Jimmy Carter gets a 176? I think these researchers should have someone check their IQ.
Love those Lovensteins! Seems they're a mite slewed to the left, ay?
This whole article is an IQ test. If you believe it, you failed.
"No president other than Carter (D) has released his actual IQ, 176. Among comments made concerning the specific testing of President GW Bush, his low ratings were due to his apparent difficulty to command the English language in public statements, his limited use of vocabulary (6,500 words for Bush versus an average of 11,000 words for other presidents), his lack of scholarly achievements other than a basic MBA, and an absence of any body of work which could be studied on an intellectual basis."
are you kidding me? this is how they are rating their iqs?
clinton with a 182? what a joke... no agenda here.
As in an actual gag, not a real thing.
Thanks for the heads-up, just had a link emailed to me and didn't even check good old snopes.
Another Piece of Sh*t article written by some left wing liberal moron making some voodoo crap based on what he sees in his wet dream. Notice the worst 2 Presidents in the list Carter and Clinton have the highest IQ although there were a total joke and absolute failure as Presidents.
LOOOOOOOOL... very good one :)
This is an old hoax..
This is probably believed hook, line and sinker by loony lefties.
More evidence that liberals are so much smarter than the rest of us, why bother to have elections. Why not since Bubba is the smaterst of them all just cornate him king? /sarc
People with low IQs have way too much faith in IQ tests. ;-)
The ones with the high IQ's are the ones with velcro instead of laces on their shoes.
An obvious hoax seeing as how the folks at this "Lovenstein" place failed to rank President Josiah Bartlet (I.Q. 234).
If democrats are so smart, then how come they are so stupid.
The funny thing about Carter is, being a nyukular engineer, he pronounced the word the same way that the leftards make fun of Bush for.
This is an old, old, old hoax.
Why resurrect it?
We had to rely more heavily on transcripts of his unscripted public speaking."
WEll. I think this methodology is a bit suspect, to say the least. But if that is the criteria they used, then it's not difficult to see how GWB looks like he is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
He's not. But communication is not his strong point.
I'm thinking that this is a test put together by Clinton groupies, seeing as he comes out at the top - ahead of JFK, of course, but JFK still fares well. Riiiiiiiight.
There is another survey which analyzes the IQ of people who assume that everything they receive in email "must be true".
BTW, I have an excellent Nigerian investment opportunity for you my FRiend, it will require several thousand dollars to bribe Nigerian security officials who are holding millions in a trunk in Lagos, but if you're game to be a millionaire, I might let you in on the deal, what do you say? ;)
some devil's advocate you are.
"Journalist" Bill Press got taken hook, line and sinker by this farce:
This was debunked YEARS ago but it doesn't stop Bush bashers like Donald Trump from believing the nonsense and quoting it as if it were reality.
Anyone who produced a study that comes up with a result such as this really needs help. For me the first sign of intelligence is the absence of stupid statements, not the use of big works or interest in erudite subjects. Carter is a mental midget.
Okay, who's got the NTSA pic?...........
Yeah riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigt! Einstein's IQ was just above 160 and they have Slick Wille at 182?
Mensa equates pre-1980 military GCT test scores to IQ. Therefore, it should be easy to determine whether Carter, the Bushes, and Kerry are in the top 2% in terms of IQ. (Oh, yeah, I forgot; Kerry won't release his GCT test score.)
He finished in the top 8% of his class at Annapolis in 1945 (59th out of 820), but this number should be judged against the fact that he was a transfer student who was able to import grades from the much less demanding Georgia Southwestern into his total grade average, and against the fact that many top candidates who would normally have graduated Annapolis in 1945 were serving in the Pacific fleet instead.
It was a very special year with very special circumstances.
After graduation he chose to continue his studies rather than follow most of his classmates to the Pacific theater.
and was able to pick nuclear subs
It would be pretty tough to pick nuclear subs before they existed.
He never did serve on a nuclear sub, since he resigned from the program before he was scheduled to complete it. The first nuclear sub was launched two years after he resigned from the Navy.
He only took a few months of postgraduate physics (studies he abandoned not long after V-E day) and never served on a nuclear submarine.
yet until this day the myth persists among many that he was a nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the founding of America's nuclear submarine program.
This is an old hoax.
Here's an excerpt from the original version (before it was cleaned up, for use as propaganda):
"Dr. Lovenstein lives in a mobile home in Scranton, Pennsylvania with his long time companion Patricia F. Dilliams. When the two are not publishing reports for their Lovenstein Institute, they run an internet business www.collegedegreesforsale.com."
More about the hoax here: http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/lovenstein.html
See post 34. Carter was never a nuclear engineer. But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once.
It would be funny if this were true. All those democraps getting beat by the dumbest president in 60 years.
C'mon...this is the stupidest thing I've ever read. People with 91 IQ's don't graduate from Yale AND Harvard! This has been debunked numerous times.
Is there any correlation to post-1980 military GT scores?
Plainly, the authors associate throwing around big words with having a high IQ. For a Great Communicator, the ability to use a simple, precise vocabulary is a great virtue.
George W Bush doesn't impress me. But Reagan certainly does.
And all that idiot could do to defend himself was to use the old Dan Rather out "it was true but faked" line. He didn't have the decency to apologize.
"This whole article is an IQ test. If you believe it, you failed." BINGO!
whoooo I passed.
I have read that this so called report is a FRAUD.
"...based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking."
My IQ (131 BTW) was NOT calculated in this way.
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