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Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

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Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000.

Historians gave Obama high marks for pursuing equality, managing the economy, public persuasion and “moral authority.” On the other hand, he was judged to have been below-average in handling international relations. Overall, he placed ahead of such generally well-regarded chief executives as James Monroe and James Polk.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/barack-obama-ranked-12th-best-144659600.html

 

I would imagine he will only go up from here, but 12th is not a bad place to start.

 

complete list:

 

https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall

 

Side note: George Bush moved up 3 spots from 36 to 33!

 

Poppa Bush dropped 2 from 18 to 20.

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He's gonna look even better once history recognizes him to be sandwiched between two of the worst Presidents ever.

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A little premature for any judgment. Republicans are still working to destroy the legacy of FDR and they'll work diligently to do the same with Obama.

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How bad were Tyler, Harding, Pierce, Johnson and Buchanan that they rank behind the guy that was president for 41 days, and had pneumonia the whole time?

 

And, did something happen in the last 17 years that made Wilson drop five spots?  Or Ike move up four?

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How bad were Tyler, Harding, Pierce, Johnson and Buchanan that they rank behind the guy that was president for 41 days, and had pneumonia the whole time?

 

And, did something happen in the last 17 years that made Wilson drop five spots? Or Ike move up four?

Those guys were amazingly bad. A few months ago I would have said it was hard to see someone in modern times with that level of bad, but it seems like the current President may be trying to get himself into that company.

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Trump bump. No doubt the Bush's are drinking champagne.

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God Bless President Donald Trump and all his upcoming SCOTUS appointments. 

 

May they uphold the country's conservative values for the next 30+ years and rid us of the scourge of contemptible liberalism.

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God Bless President Donald Trump and all his upcoming SCOTUS appointments.

 

May they uphold the country's conservative values for the next 30+ years and rid us of the scourge of contemptible liberalism.

What a digusting thing to say. Democrats will likely control the Senate in two years so the courts might not get destroyed.

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What a digusting thing to say. Democrats will likely control the Senate in two years so the courts might not get destroyed.

No they won't.

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He's gonna look even better once history recognizes him to be sandwiched between two of the worst Presidents ever.

No, that will only create the illusion of him being better than he was.

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First off Trump only has one appointment. Second I suspect he is more liberal than some think particularly on social issues. Finally Ike probably moved up becuase of the increased value of the interstates and his tax policy which kept money here. Wilson drops every time someone realizes his bigotry.

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First off Trump only has one appointment. Second I suspect he is more liberal than some think particularly on social issues. Finally Ike probably moved up becuase of the increased value of the interstates and his tax policy which kept money here. Wilson drops every time someone realizes his bigotry.

Trump is not the nominee, but his pick is top notch, so it doesn't matter where "Donny" stands.

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Trump is not the nominee, but his pick is top notch, so it doesn't matter where "Donny" stands.

Garland was top-notched and should have been given proper advice and consent but the GOP Senators refused to honor their roles in the Constitution.

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Which is amusing, especially considering we have right wingers on another thread sniveling that he had no business even being in the race.  B)

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Oh, boy are you gonna anger some righty's with this one.

 

This is way counter to what those fake news sources like Breitbart are saying...

I don't understand how they rated them, but it doesn't seem as partisan as you would expect from professors of the humanities.  I would have expected Jackson near the bottom for his Trail of Tears.  Lincoln arguably violated the Constitution.  And they seem fair to Reagan.  

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What a digusting thing to say. Democrats will likely control the Senate in two years so the courts might not get destroyed.

 

Delusional.  Dems will lose Senate seats in 2018, and may even give the Republicans a 60-vote filibuster majority.

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Trump is not the nominee, but his pick is top notch, so it doesn't matter where "Donny" stands.

I agree his nominee is top notch, and liberal on social issues

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They way they move up and down shows that its mostly a popularity poll of the moment.

But if this one or the next poll floats your boat,

then sail away happy LOL

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