Happy Presidents Day: Political Scientists Rank Donald Trump Worst President In History

Happy Presidents Day: Political Scientists Rank Donald Trump Worst President In History
Barack Obama (L) and Donald Trump (R)

Donald Trump will not be happy with the results of the latest Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey which ranks American presidents from best to worst.

The last iteration of the survey was released back in 2014 and, in that time, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan find their pole positions improved, Bill Clinton dropped 5 spots, and Donald Trump lands in dead last place.

The survey results were based on responses from 170 current and recent members of the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association.

Among the findings:

• Barack Obama moved up from 18th to 8th.

• Ronald Reagan bumps up two spots from 11th to 9th.

• Bill Clinton fell from 8th to 13th (some feel that may be in response to the current #MeToo movement).

• Donald Trump came in dead last.

The top 7 remain unchanged since 2014 with Abraham Lincoln holding steady at #1, followed in order by George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

Politico points out “even among self-identified Republicans and conservatives, Trump came in 40th out of 44.”

Note: The survey doesn’t count Grover Cleveland’s non-consecutive terms separately, thus the survey ranks presidents from number one to number forty-four.