American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
International Relations

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
90.5
1
2
2. George Washington
86.4
2
3
3. Theodore Roosevelt
85.9
3
4
4. Abraham Lincoln
84.6
4
1
5. Harry S. Truman
84.5
5
5
6. Woodrow Wilson
79.6
6
6
7. James Monroe
78.0
7
14
8. Richard Nixon
75.9
8
25
9. Dwight D. Eisenhower
75.7
9
9
10. John Adams
73.8
10
16
11. John Quincy Adams
70.2
11
19
12. George Bush
70.0
12
20
13. John F. Kennedy
69.0
13
8
14. Ronald Reagan
68.6
14
11
15. James K. Polk
67.8
15
12
16. Thomas Jefferson
67.5
16
7
17. William McKinley
65.1
17
15
18. Groover Cleveland
62.8
18
17
19. Andrew Jackson
62.0
19
13
20. Jimmy Carter
55.8
20
22
21. Bill Clinton
54.3
21
21
22. William Howard Taft
53.4
22
24
23. Gerald Ford
52.7
23
23
24. James Madison
52.1
24
18
25. Herbert Hoover
48.3
25
34
26. Rutherford B. Hayes
47.9
26
26
27. Zachary Taylor
47.8
27
28
28. Martin Van Buren
47.6
28
30
29. Benjamin Harrison
47.4
29
31
30. Calvin Coolidge
47.3
30
27
31. John Tyler
46.8
31
36
32. Millard Fillmore
46.3
32
35
33. Ulysses S. Grant
46.2
33
33
34. Chester Arthur
44.3
34
32
35. Warren G. Harding
41.4
35
38
36. Lyndon Baines Johnson
40.7
36
10
37. Andrew Johnson
40.6
37
40
38. James Garfield
40.4
38
29
39. Franklin Pierce
35.5
39
39
40. James Buchanan
34.5
40
41
41. William Henry Harrison
33.1
41
37
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