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.