American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Vision/Setting an Agenda

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. Abraham Lincoln
97.2
1
1
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
95.6
2
2
3. George Washington
90.5
3
3
4. Theodore Roosevelt
90.2
4
4
5. Woodrow Wilson
86.4
5
6
6. Thomas Jefferson
86.2
6
7
7. Harry S. Truman
78.3
7
5
8. Ronald Reagan
77.0
8
11
9. John F. Kennedy
76.4
9
8
10. James K. Polk
76.0
10
12
11. Lyndon Baines Johnson
75.3
11
10
12. Andrew Jackson
75.0
12
13
13. John Quincy Adams
66.4
13
19
14. James Monroe
63.7
14
14
15. James Madison
60.5
15
18
16. Grover Cleveland
60.4
16
17
17. William McKinley
59.2
17
15
18. Dwight D. Eisenhower
58.1
18
9
19. John Adams
57.5
19
16
20. Jimmy Carter
48.8
20
22
21. Richard Nixon
48.1
21
25
22. Bill Clinton
48.1
22
21
23. Rutherford B. Hayes
47.2
23
26
24. James Garfield
45.9
24
29
25. Zachary Taylor
44.4
25
28
26. William Howard Taft
43.8
26
24
27. Martin Van Buren
41.2
27
30
28. George Bush
40.9
28
20
29. Chester Arthur
38.7
29
32
30. Benjamin Harrison
38.4
30
31
31. Gerald Ford
37.5
31
23
32. Millard Fillmore
37.0
32
35
33. Calvin Coolidge
36.1
33
27
34. John Tyler
36.1
34
36
35. William Henry Harrison
35.0
35
37
36. Ulysses S. Grant
34.2
36
33
37. Herbert Hoover
32.9
37
34
38. Warren G. Harding
25.4
38
38
39. Andrew Johnson
25.1
39
40
40. Franklin Pierce
21.9
40
39
41. James Buchanan
19.2
41
41
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