Overall Results

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Overall Ranking & Total Scores

 Overall Rank  President  Years Served  Aggregated Score
 1  Franklin Roosevelt  1933-1945  9.01
 2  Abraham Lincoln  1861-1865  9.002
 3  George Washington  1789-1797  8.328
 4  Theodore Roosevelt  1901-1909  7.468
 5  Thomas Jefferson  1801-1809  7.376
 6  Woodrow Wilson  1913-1921  7.234
 7  Barack Obama  2009-2017  7.14
 8  Harry Truman  1945-1953  7.006
 9  Dwight Eisenhower  1953-1961  6.636
 10  John Adams 1797-1801  6.524
11  Lyndon Johnson  1963-1969  6.50
12  John Kennedy 1961-1963  6.406
13  Ronald Reagan 1981-1989  6.384
14  James Monroe  1817-1825  6.316
15  James Madison 1809-1817  6.212
16  Andrew Jackson  1829-1837  6.054
17  John Quincy Adams 1825-1829  6.034
18  Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 5.912
19  Bill Clinton 1993-2001 5.846
20  William McKinley  1897-1901  5.656
21  George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 5.48
22  James Polk 1845-1849  5.376
23  Ulysses Grant 1869-1877  5.192
24  Grover Cleveland  1885-1889

1893-1897

 5.072
25  William Taft 1909-1913 4.64
26  Richard Nixon 1969-1974 4.534
27  Martin Van Buren  1837-1841  4.496
28  Gerald Ford  1974-1977  4.338
29  Herbert Hoover  1929-1933  4.084
30  Benjamin Harrison  1889-1893  3.988
31  Calvin Coolidge  1923-1929  3.90
32  Rutherford Hayes 1877-1881  3.71
33  Zachary Taylor 1849-1850  3.638
34  George W. Bush 2001-2009  3.442
35  Chester Arthur 1881-1885  3.438
36  John Tyler 1841-1845  3.39
37  Andrew Johnson 1865-1869  3.038
38  Warren Harding 1921 -1923  2.956
39  Millard Fillmore 1850-1853  2.908
40  Franklin Pierce 1853-1857  2.668
41  James Buchanan 1857-1861  2.456
Unranked  James Garfield 1881 (199 days)
Unranked  William Harrison 1841  (31 days)

Presidents Harrison and Garfield were not considered in the survey. They served less than a year in office. President Cleveland served non-consecutive terms.

The survey had 71 recorded responses.

A full breakdown of the results are available (full-dataset-by-president). These include numbers of respondents per question, and an explanation of the aggregation of overall scores.

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