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).
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