Skip to comments.Poll: Reagan, Clinton Most Popular Presidents
Posted on 06/01/2006 9:09:39 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
Americans believe George W. Bush is the worst president since 1945, while Ronald Reagan was the best and Bill Clinton made both lists in a national Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Thirty-four percent of those surveyed ranked Bush at the bottom, 17 percent said Richard Nixon was the worst and 16 percent picked Bill Clinton. The poll found 56 percent of Democrats, 35 percent of independent voters and 7 percent of Republicans thought Bush was the worst.
"Democrats just plain don't like President Bush," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "His father, the 41st president, was voted out of the White House after one term. Nixon quit under fire. But most Democrats think Bush 43 wins the worst-president race."
The poll found 58 percent of voters disapprove of the job Bush is doing, the same number that gave him poor marks in a March 2 survey.
But another Republican got higher marks. Twenty-eight percent of voters ranked Ronald Reagan as the best president since 1945, putting him at the top of the list. Bill Clinton came in second with 25 percent, thought 40 percent of voters ages 18-29 ranked him at the top.
The telephone poll of 1,534 registered voters nationwide was conducted May 23-30 with a sampling error margin of about 2.5 percentage points.
That he surely was..
Clinton could have been the best, had the boy been able to "shoot straight".......
Never, ever send a boy to do a man's work.
Bush, Nixon, and Clinton also voted the worst presidents
What about Jimmy?
I meant for worst, not best, LOL.
Seems his performance was so forgettable, people have blocked it out!
I'm not sure I like Clinton! The whole issue left a bad taste in my mouth!
>>Thirty-four percent of those surveyed ranked Bush at the bottom, 17 percent said Richard Nixon was the worst and 16 percent picked Bill Clinton.<<
Short memories... Being from Georgia and knowning the good he did here I like Jimmy Carter as a person but as a President and as second guessing ex-president he clearly ranks in the bottom three Presidents of the 20th century with Hoover and Nixon.
The poll got Reagan right, but I'd have to say "Jimmah" was the worst.
No, he shot what he was aiming at. He just wasn't paying attention to where he was aiming, that's all.
As someone pointed out in another thread, Reagan was similarly hated by the pollster's "Americans"--i.e. Democrats and anyone else the pollster could get to proclaim hatred--during his tenure. Now he's the best!
Flakes abound. Then and now.
I don't know. LBJ might be worth putting lower than Nixon.
For my money....I'm betting that he "pulled" while he "blinked".
Obviously, he never heard of "windage & elevation". Draft-dodging puke!
I put Carter right where he belongs....the bottom of the barrel.
His mother was correct when she stated (seriously) that she should have remained a virgin. The ONLY intelligent thing that she ever uttered.
We need another Reagan in office right now.....
>>I put Carter right where he belongs....the bottom of the barrel.
His mother was correct when she stated (seriously) that she should have remained a virgin. The ONLY intelligent thing that she ever uttered.<<
I wish you could have know him in Georgia - this state was tearing it self apart - but for all his failings in economics and foreign policy he was a good man. A man who loved jesus and wanted to do the right thing - he just wans't qualified to be President.