“Americans believe history will judge Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton as the best among recent U.S. presidents, with at least 6 in 10 saying each will go down in history as an above-average or outstanding president. Only about 1 in 10 says each will be remembered as below average or poor.”
So says a release from Gallup, summing up a recent public opinion poll.
Three years into Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans are divided in their views of how he will be regarded, with 38% guessing he will be remembered as above average or outstanding, and 35% as below average or poor.
Based on positive ratings, the list reads Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Obama, Ford, Carter, George W. Bush, and Nixon.
Gallup last took this survey in 2009, and all the ratings have changed a bit. I’m sure they will change before Gallup next takes the poll.
Our thought for today is from Lyndon B. Johnson:
“If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read “President Can’t Swim”.”