American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Total Score/Overall Ranking

President's Name
Final Score 
 Overall Ranking
Abraham Lincoln
900
1
Franklin D. Roosevelt
876
2
George Washington
842
3
Theodore Roosevelt
810
4
Harry S. Truman
753
5
Woodrow Wilson
723
6
Thomas Jefferson
711
7
John F. Kennedy
704
8
Dwight D. Eisenhower
699
9
Lyndon B. Johnson
655
10
Ronald Reagan
634
11
James K. Polk
632
12
Andrew Jackson
632
13
James Monroe
602
14
William McKinley
601
15
John Adams
598
16
Grover Cleveland
576
17
James Madison
567
18
John Quincy Adams
564
19
George Bush
548
20
Bill Clinton
539
21
Jimmy Carter
518
22
Gerald R. Ford
495
23
William Howard Taft
491
24
Richard M. Nixon
477
25
Rutherford B. Hayes
477
26
Calvin Coolidge
451
27
Zachary Taylor
447
28
James A. Garfield
444
29
Martin Van Buren
429
30
Benjamin Harrison
426
31
Chester A. Arthur
423
32
Ulysses S. Grant
403
33
Herbert Hoover
400
34
Millard Fillmore
395
35
John Tyler
369
36
William Henry Harrison
329
37
Warren G. Harding
326
38
Franklin D. Pierce
286
39
Andrew Johnson
280
40
James Buchanan
259
41
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