American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Economic Management

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
Franklin D. Roosevelt
81.8
1
2
George Washington
81.3
2
3
Abraham Lincoln
79.8
3
1
Theodore Roosevelt
76.1
4
4
Bill Clinton
74.0
5
21
Woodrow Wilson
72.0
6
6
Harry S. Truman
70.9
7
5
Dwight D. Eisenhower
68.8
8
9
John F. Kennedy
66.0
9
8
James K. Polk
62.3
10
12
John Adams
61.8
11
16
Lyndon B. Johnson
61.8
12
10
Thomas Jefferson
60.8
13
7
William McKinley
58.1
14
15
James Madison
55.5
15
18
John Quincy Adams
55.4
16
19
Richard M. Nixon
53.3
17
25
William Howard Taft
52.4
18
24
Grover Cleveland
51.1
19
17
James Monroe
51.0
20
14
Ronald Reagan
48.1
21
11
Rutherford B. Hayes
46.7
22
26
George Bush
46.4
23
20
Andrew Jackson
45.3
24
13
Gerald R. Ford
44.5
25
23
Calvin Coolidge
44.2
26
27
Chester A. Arthur
42.7
27
32
Benjamin Harrison
42.3
28
31
Zachary Taylor
41.5
29
28
James A. Garfield
40.8
30
29
John Tyler
40.2
31
36
Millard Fillmore
38.3
32
35
Jimmy Carter
37.0
33
22
Martin Van Buren
36.0
34
30
Andrew Johnson
36.0
35
40
Warren G. Harding
35.3
36
38
Ulysses S. Grant
33.4
37
33
Franklin D. Pierce
33.0
38
39
William Henry Harrison
29.4
39
37
James Buchanan
28.3
40
41
Herbert Hoover
27.6
41
34
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