Skip to comments.Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 - Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey
Posted on 06/01/2006 8:35:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey
(CBS News) President Bush has been named as the worst president since the end of the World War II in a new national poll.
Mr. Bush was chosen by 37 percent of the voters who participated in the the Quinnipiac Unversity survey. Richard Nixon finished second with 17 percent -- just ahead of Bill Clinton with 16 percent.
Ronald Reagan was the top choice as best president, with 28 percent. Finishing second was Clinton with 25 percent.
The poll reflected deep partisan divisions. Mr. Bush was ranked worst by 56 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of independent voters but only 7 percent of Republicans.
Reagan, on thew other hand, was named as the No. 1 president by 56 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of independent voters but only 7 percent of Democrats.
"Kennedy and Truman get big Democratic votes, especially among baby boomers (45 - 64 years old) and seniors (over 65), but recent memory counts," said Maurice Carroll, director of Quinnipiac's Polling Institute.
"Democrats say Clinton's the best and Republicans say he's the worst. Republicans don't think much of Jimmy Carter either. There's no contest for the GOP favorite: It's the Gipper," Carroll adde
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Whatever my issues with Pres. Bush, he's been a pretty good President. His is no Carter, and no Clintoon.
Ain't it the truth!
Any assessment of a presidency while it's still underway is just so much creative maturbation.
How about Clinton?
The only poll that counts is conducted every four years in November.
Everything else is opinion pieces in the guise of a poll.
Roosevelt - it can be argued that his policies worsened the depression, but what can not be argued is he started us on the road to socialism.
Jimmah Cahtah was the worst president of the United States. Bill Clinton was the worst man to have become president.
I remember Jimmah, though I was just a young skull full of mush at the time. I was a toddler during the LBJ years but from what I've learned since, I'd have a hard time deciding between the two for 'worse president since WWII.'
Quite amusing (and silly) since Reagan was just about as hated during his days in the White House. In fact, many people are still convinced his Alzheimers started during his second term. Yet now he is loved? Well I'm glad to see it. Perhaps one day people will appreciate Bush for facing up to and not running away from difficult challenges.
Polls come out the way the pollster wants them to come out. They are meaningless.
Er, I wasn't a toddler for all of the LBJ years, just the final year:)
by P.J. O'Rourke
Clinton - Rated second best and third worst. Shows how meaningless these type polls are.
Carter really wasn't a president. He was just a placeholder, keeping the seat warm for Regan.
..like most polls, it don't tell you the voter breakdown by party...probably 900 democrats,200 independents,and 400 republicans...the other 34 don't even know what day it was.......
Regan = = Reagan
Yes, I too remember when Reagan was stupid, a dinosaur, and so on -- in fact, all the things G.W. Bush is today.
Another deceptive drive-by media misleading headline. You have to read the article to find out he was voted worst president by DEMOCRAPS
The title implies he was voted worst by everyone.
they left off this part off the poll...
The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out from From May 23-30 and surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.
too bad they only asked 1500 people, the democrats are just so desperate for a win they will take anything like this as a victory
just this morning matt lauer is interviewing the american idol winner and he says that more people voted for taylor than for bush, but unfortunately for you democrats you only get to vote once i'm sure the liberals wish that you could vote for president 10 times each over the telephone, but you liberal losers really need to move on Bush won kerry lost get over it and take those stupid kerry-edwards bumper stickers off your subaru wagon
Jimmy Carter was at least 10x worse. People either have short memories or they weren't old enough to remember.
Just like Truman, Bush's presidency will be seen in a much better historical light.
And Reagan deserves top billing along with about 3 or 4 others.
Klintoon governed by watching the polls and going which ever way the wind blew - that's why the public, which is generally pretty stupid, awarded him second place. Slick had been too busy avoiding problems, lining his pockets from campaign contributions from the Red Chinese and indoctrinating interns to face the hard questions. That's why President Bush inherited a world that led to 9/11.
But Jim-E-Carter was (and still is) the worst Preident in the history of the Universe.
this poll was taken either in venezuela, cuba or 49th street and the east river.
Let's see. Reagan is remembered for phrases like "Shining city on the hill," "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall," or "The Evil Empire." So far W will be remembered for "Doing the work Americans won't do," "Addicted to oil," or "Islam is the religion of peace."
Does this mean he's better than FDR in his first two terms, or aren't they counting dictators.
How do you limit it to just one?
while "lusting" and letting Americans languish for 444 days as hostages, while discussing nuclear proliferation with his daughter while dodging killer rabbits and cleaning up after Billy pee'd all over the WH grounds and interest rates where at 19%....just another day
At last! A poll not designed to create headlines, but to inform and educate! (sarc)
W isn't running again so this is beating a dead horse. Every modern President has this happen if he survives into a 2nd term. If you took this (with the MSM antagonism) in 1986, Reagan was at a low with the Iran-Contra. Carter was Afganistan / Soviet Union and approaching Iran Hostage. W has an active war with an actively antagonistic (NY Times) MSM.
***The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out from From May 23-30 and surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.***
No further details?
Was this a CBS sponsored poll?
Anyway, my two cents says LBJ was the worst. We will pay forever for his "Great Society". And he probably would have had Welcome Wagons at the southern border.
He is definitely not the worst. However, after the 24/7 nonstop media campaign to smear him, the libs may have successfully burdened him with that perception.
One thing for sure, he is the worst communicator. I think that is the main problem here. His PR machine is incredibly weak.
That list is huysterical.
We could elect a real rock as President, and Jimmy Carter would still be the worst.
And, oh yes, he didn't grant amnesty to illegals with no qualifications at all.
I'd say I'm pretty thankful for President Bush.
LBJ Doesn't get enough 'credit' for the complete failure of his presidency and the long lasting negative effect on the country. Hell, the illegal immigration problem we have now can be directly pointed back at him..
Apart from bungling the border issue, GWB at least has sought to defend America. Carter and Clinton weakened us.
In any case, this poll's margin of error is plus or minus irrelevancy.
THE TOP FIVE
Week of September 18, 1976
1. Play That Funky Music
2. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
K.C. & The Sunshine Band
3. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley
4. A Fifth of Beethoven
Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
5. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
LBJ - I would agree, but without Roosevelt laying the ground work, LBJ would not have been able to do as much harm as he did. Perhaps we can have a three way tie, Roosevelt/LBJ/Carter (or four way if you want to include Clinton).
And.. typo alert, check your keyboards.